Nao Hibino surprises Misaki Doi 6-3 6-2 in the final in Hiroshima on Sunday after playing a fantastic match to win her 2nd career title, the 1st of this season.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Doi came out strong at the beginning of the set after breaking Hibino in the 2nd game (2-0). Anyhow, Nao succeeded in coming back to break Doi 4 times in the 3rd (1-2), in the 5th (2-3), in the 7th (4-3) gamein the 9th game before winning the set (6-3) after breaking his opponent in the last game.

Doi lost the plot in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-3 to 6-3).

2nd set.

Hibino started off on the right foot in the set after breaking Doi in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Notwithstanding, the set was not over yet and there was more work to do for Hibino to win the set since Misaki found the way to break back in the 5th (1-4) game. Hibino maintained her cool to break Doi in the 8th (6-2) game.

A crucial moment of the match was when Nao won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

1st
Hibino
Doi
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
3
3
2
3
1
3
1
2
0
2
0
1
2nd
Hibino
Doi
6-2
6
2
5
2
4
2
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Hibino scored 65 points vs. Doi’s 41 points.

Hibino was effective in converting 78% of the break points that she procured (7/9). On the other side, Misaki was pretty focused in converting 75% of the break points that she conquered points (3/4). However, that was not enough to win the encounter.

After this encounter, the head to head between Hibino and Doi is 2-2.

Highlights Nao Hibino vs. Misaki Doi Japan Women’s Open – Hiroshima

Tennis Scores in Hiroshima

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