Kaia Kanepi ousts Mayo Hibi 6-3 6-4 in the qualifications in New York on Saturday. Kanepi will clash against Nadiya Kichenok in the qualifications.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

The Estonian won the set after she broke Hibi in the 4th (3-1) and in the 8th (5-3) game. The Japanese tried to stage a comeback breaking in the 7th (4-3) game. Nonetheless, Kaia stayed solid before winning the set 6-3.

2nd set.

Both players managed to hold their serve for the entire set. The only difference was just 1 break that the Estonian conquered in the 9th game (5-4) before winning the set (6-4).

1st
Kanepi
Hibi
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
4
2
4
1
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
0
2nd
Kanepi
Hibi
6-4
6
4
5
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
2
3
2
2
1
2
1
1
0
1

Statistics

At the end of the match, Kaia scored 76 points vs. Mayo’s 61 points.

The Estonian served exceptionally well to win 79% of the points (33/42) behind her first serve. Yet she won only 45% points (13/29) on her second serve. Kanepi won this match even if she had a tough time in converting her break points as she converted only 43% (3/7). On the other side, Mayo was battling in converting her break points since she converted only 25% of her break points (1/4). That was one of the key issues for her demise.

After this match, the head to head between Kanepi and Hibi is 1-0 for Kaia.

Next Match: Kaia Kanepi vs. Nadiya Kichenok – stats

Kanepi will fight against Kichenok in the qualifications.

There is no head to head record between Kaia Kanepi and Nadiya Kichenok since this will be the first time that they will face off at pro level.

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