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Nao Hibino (日比野 菜緒, Hibino Nao, born 28 November 1994) is a professional Japanese tennis player. On 18 January 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 56. On 10 April 2017 she peaked at No. 55 in the doubles rankings. In 2015, she won her first WTA title at the Tashkent Open.

Contents

1 Career

1.1 2014 1.2 2015

2 WTA career finals

2.1 Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-up) 2.2 Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)

3 ITF Circuit finals

3.1 Singles: 11 (7–4) 3.2 Doubles: 9 (5–4)

4 Grand Slam performance timeline

4.1 Singles

5 References 6 External links

Career[edit] 2014[edit] Hibino made her WTA main draw debut at the Japan Women's Open, in the doubles event where she partnered Riko Sawayanagi. They lost in the first round to Yurika Sema and Erika Sema. Prior to her main draw debut she had won four ITF singles titles and two ITF doubles titles. She made her grand slam debut at the US Open where she defeated Anna Tatishvili in the first qualifying round. 2015[edit] In 2015, Hibino reached the final of the Fukuoka International Women's Cup where she lost to Kristýna Plíšková. The following week she won the Kurume Best Amenity Cup, defeating Eri Hozumi in the final, 6–3, 6–1. Hibino made her debut at Wimbledon, defeating Ayumi Morita in the first qualifying round before losing to Anna Tatishvili. Her second $50,000 title came at the Stockton Challenge, defeating Belgian An-Sophie Mestach in the final. This was Hibino's first singles title outside Japan. Her rise continued when she continued her good results at the Gold River Challenge and the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships, reaching the semifinals and winning the title, respectively. At the US Open, Hibino reached the final qualifying round, defeating Tereza Martincová and Eri Hozumi before losing to Kateryna Bondarenko. At the Japan Open, Hibino won her first singles WTA main-draw match defeating Hiroko Kuwata in three sets, before she lost to Madison Brengle. Her success on the WTA Tour continued when she won her first WTA title at the Tashkent Open without dropping a set. Her wins were over Anhelina Kalinina, Kateryna Kozlova, Bojana Jovanovski and Donna Vekić in the final. This title gave Hibino a career high ranking, breaking into the top 100 for the first time in her career. WTA career finals[edit] Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-up)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)

Premier (0–0)

International (1–3)

Finals by surface

Hard (1–3)

Clay (0–0)

Grass (0–0)

Carpet (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. 3 October 2015 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard Donna Vekić 6–2, 6–2

Runner-up 1. 1 October 2016 Tashkent Open Hard Kristýna Plíšková 3–6, 6–2, 3–6

Runner-up 2. 5 March 2017 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur Hard Ashleigh Barty 3–6, 2–6

Runner-up 3. 30 July 2017 Jiangxi International Women's Tennis Open, Nanchang, China Hard Peng Shuai 3–6, 2–6

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)

Premier (0–0)

International (1–2)

Finals by surface

Hard (1–2)

Clay (0–0)

Grass (0–0)

Carpet (0–0)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 9 April 2017 Monterrey Open, Mexico Hard Alicja Rosolska Dalila Jakupovic Nadiia Kichenok 6–2, 7–6(7–4)

Runner-up 1. 30 September 2017 Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan Hard Oksana Kalashnikova Tímea Babos Andrea Hlavackova 5–7, 4–6

Runner-up 2. 4 February 2018 Taiwan Open, Taipei Hard (i) Oksana Kalashnikova Duan Yingying Wang Yafan 6–7(4–7), 6–7(5–7)

ITF Circuit finals[edit]

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 11 (7–4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. 11 June 2012 Tokyo, Japan Hard Mari Tanaka 6–0, 6–2

Winner 2. 24 June 2012 Mie, Japan Grass Yurina Koshino 6–2, 0–6, 6–3

Winner 3. 15 September 2012 Kyoto, Japan Carpet (i) Yuuki Tanaka 6–4, 2–6, 6–2

Winner 4. 1 September 2013 Tsukuba, Japan Hard Erika Sema 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

Runner-up 1. 15 June 2014 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Nigina Abduraimova 3–6, 4–6

Runner-up 2. 10 May 2015 Fukuoka, Japan Grass Kristýna Plíšková 5–7, 4–6

Winner 5. 17 May 2015 Kurume, Japan Grass Eri Hozumi 6–3, 6–1

Winner 6. 19 July 2015 Stockton, USA Hard An-Sophie Mestach 6–1, 7–6(8–6)

Winner 7. 2 August 2015 Lexington, USA Hard Samantha Crawford 6–2, 6–1

Runner-up 3. 21 November 2015 Tokyo, Japan Hard Zhang Shuai 4–6, 1–6

Runner-up 4. 28 October 2017 Liuzhou, China Hard Wang Yafan 6–3, 4–6, 3–3 ret.

Doubles: 9 (5–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments

$75,000 tournaments

$50,000 tournaments

$25,000 tournaments

15,000 tournaments

$10,000 tournaments

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score

Winner 1. 15 September 2012 Kyoto, Japan Carpet (i) Emi Mutaguchi Miyu Kato Misaki Mori 6–4, 6–3

Runner-up 1. 5 May 2013 Gifu, Japan Hard Riko Sawayanagi Luksika Kumkhum Erika Sema 4–6, 3–6

Winner 2. 20 May 2013 Goyang, South Korea Hard Akiko Omae Yoo Mi Han Na-lae 6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 2. 15 June 2014 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard Prarthana Thombare Hiroko Kuwata Mari Tanaka 1–6, 4–6

Winner 3. 4 April 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Miyu Kato Miyabi Inoue Akiko Omae 6–4, 6–2

Runner-up 3. 11 April 2015 Ahmedabad, India Hard Prarthana Thombare Peangtarn Plipuech Nungnadda Wannasuk 3–6, 6–2, [10–12]

Runner-up 4. 26 July 2015 Sacramento, United States Hard Rosie Johanson Ashley Weinhold Caitlin Whoriskey 4–6, 6–3, [12–14]

Winner 4. 2 August 2015 Lexington, United States Hard Emily Webley-Smith Nicha Lertpitaksinchai Peangtarn Plipuech 6–2, 6–2

Winner 5. 30 October 2016 Poitiers, France Hard (i) Alicja Rosolska Alexandra Cadanțu Nicola Geuer 6–0, 6–0

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit] Singles[edit]

Tournament 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L

Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3

French Open 1R 1R

0 / 2 0–2

Wimbledon 1R 1R

0 / 2 0–2

US Open 1R 2R

0 / 2 1–2

Total 0–4 1–4 0–1 0 / 9 1–9

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Nao Hibino at the Women's Tennis Association Nao Hibino at the International Tennis Federation

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Women's Tennis Association: Top Japanese female singles tennis players as of 26 February 2018

1. Naomi Osaka (44 4) 2. Nao Hibino (90 1) 3. Kurumi Nara (100 3) 4. Miyu Kato (127 2) 5. Risa Ozaki (145 5)

6. Misaki Doi (164 18) 7. Eri Hozumi (180 1) 8. Mayo Hibi (195 ) 9. Junri Namigata (196 5) 10. Mihar

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