Score, report, and key facts
The Romanian won the set after she broke Hibino in the 8th (5-3) and in the 10th (6-4) game. Hibino tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 9th (5-4) game. Nevertheless, Buzarnescu managed to stay calm and finish the job before winning the set 6-4.
Buzarnescu failed to serve out the set when leading 5-3 to be broken at 15.
There was not much story in this set after Hibino conceded no games to the Romanian before winning the set 6-0.
Nao won the set after she broke Mihaela in the 3rd (2-1) and in the 9th (6-3) game. That break resulted decisive for the Japanese to conquer the set as she didn’t concede her serve in the rest of the set.
The Japanese was unable to break the Romanian in the 1st game when she had 3 consecutive chances (0-40).
At the end of the match, Nao scored 97 points vs. Buzarnescu’s 79 points.
Nao won this match even if she wasn’t that great in converting her break points as she converted only 43% (6/14). On the other side, the Romanian was battling in converting her break points since she converted only 17% of her break points (2/12). That was one of the key issues for her loss.
After this encounter, the head to head between Hibino and Buzarnescu is 1-0 for Nao.
Next Match: Nao Hibino vs. Misaki Doi – stats
Hibino will come up against Doi in the final.
The last time that they played each other, Hibino won 6-4 6-3 in the qualifications in New York back in 2018.
Tennis Scores in Hiroshima
- Misaki DoiDoi – Veronika KudermetovaKudermetova (6-4 6-3) – See score progression
- Nao HibinoHibino – Mihaela BuzarnescuBuzarnescu (4-6 6-0 6-3) – See score progression
- Nao HibinoHibino – Misaki DoiDoi (1-2) – See H2H details