Date: Sep 14, 2019
By: Staff writer, with AP, HIROSHIMA, Japan
Nao Hibino yesterday advanced to the semi-finals of the Hana-cupid Japan Women’s Open in Hiroshima, Japan, by beating top seed Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3.
Making her first appearance in the quarter-finals in her seventh consecutive appearance at the event, Hibino broke Hsieh’s serve five times, hitting 25 winners to 27 unforced errors.
The 24-year-old Japanese world No. 146 saved both break points she faced in the final game of the first set. [FULL STORY]