Score, report, and key facts
Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that Nao conquered in the 5th game (3-2) before winning the set (6-4).
Hibino commenced this set in the best possible way after breaking Hsieh in the 1st game (1-0). Nevertheless, there was more to do for Nao to win the set as Su-Wei succeeded in breaking back in the 2nd (1-1) and in the 6th (3-3) game. Hibino maintained her focus to break Hsieh in the 5th (3-2), in the 7th (4-3) and in the 9th (6-3) game.
At the end of the match, the Japanese scored 71 points vs. Su-Wei’s 59 points.
Nao was well focused in converting 56% of the break points that she procured (5/9). On the other side, the Chinese had a tough time in converting her break points because she converted only 25% of her break points (2/8). That was one of the key issues for her defeat.
After this match, the head to head between Hibino and Hsieh is 1-2 for Su-Wei.
Next Match: Nao Hibino vs. Mihaela Buzarnescu – stats
Hibino will come up against Buzarnescu in the semifinal.
There is no head to head record between Nao Hibino and Mihaela Buzarnescu since this will be the first time that they will face off in the main tour.
Tennis Scores in Hiroshima
- Mihaela BuzarnescuBuzarnescu – Alison Van UytvanckVan Uytvanck (6-4 7-5) – See score progression
- Veronika KudermetovaKudermetova – Laura SiegemundSiegemund (6-3 4-6 6-2) – See score progression
- Misaki DoiDoi – Sara Sorribes TormoSorribes Tormo (7-5 6-1) – See score progression
- Nao HibinoHibino – Su-Wei HsiehHsieh (6-4 6-3) – See score progression