Latest Nao Hibino News

Doi, Hibino set up rare all-Japanese WTA final

Sep. 14, 2019 4:57 AM EDT

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Misaki Doi upset second-seeded Veronika Kudermetova 6-4, 6-3 Saturday to set up a rare all-Japanese final at the Japan Women's Open. Nao Hibino moved into her fifth career WTA singles final after rallying to beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 in the other semifinal. It's the...

Hibino beats top-seeded Hsieh at Japan Women's Open

Sep. 13, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Nao Hibino advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Women's Open by beating top-seeded Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. Making her first appearance in the quarterfinals in her seventh consecutive appearance at the event, Hibino broke her opponent's serve five times, hitting 25...

Defending champ Hsieh into Japan Women's Open quarterfinals

Sep. 11, 2019 3:39 AM EDT

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Defending champion Hsieh Su-wei was just a game from defeat three times as she rallied to fend off Priscilla Hon 1-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Japan Women's Open. Hon served for the match twice in the second set and once in the third, but the...