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NAO HIBINO (日比野 菜緒, Hibino Nao, born 28 November 1994) is a professional Japanese tennis player, and currently the women's Japanese number 2. She is currently ranked 89th in singles and 105th in doubles. In 2015, she won her first WTA title.

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: 1 (1 title)

* 3 ITF Circuit finals

* 3.1 Singles Finals: 10 (7–3) * 3.2 Doubles Finals: 9 (5–4)

* 4 Grand Slam performance timeline

* 4.1 Singles

* 5 References * 6 External links

CAREER

2014

Hibino made her WTA main draw debut at the 2014 Japan
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
Erika Sema
. Prior to her main draw debut she had won 4 ITF singles titles and 2 ITF doubles titles. She made her grand slam debut at the 2015 US Open where she defeated Anna Tatishvili
Anna Tatishvili
in the first qualifying round.

2015

In 2015, Hibino reached the final of the 2015 Fukuoka
Fukuoka
International Women\'s Cup where she lost to Kristýna Plíšková
Kristýna Plíšková
. The following week she won the 2015 Kurume Best Amenity Cup , defeating Eri Hozumi in the final, 6–3, 6–1. Hibino made her debut at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships , defeating Ayumi Morita
Ayumi Morita
in the first qualifying round before losing to Anna Tatishvili
Anna Tatishvili
. Her second $50,000 title came at the 2015 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 2015 FSP Gold River Challenge and the 2015 Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships , reaching the semifinals and winning the title, respectively. At the 2015 US Open , Hibino reached the final qualifying round, defeating Tereza Martincová and Eri Hozumi
Eri Hozumi
in the first two rounds before losing to Kateryna Bondarenko
Kateryna Bondarenko
.

At the 2015 Japan
Japan
Women\'s Open , Hibino won her first singles WTA main draw match defeating Hiroko Kuwata in three sets, before she lost to Madison Brengle
Madison Brengle
in the second round. Her success on the WTA tour continued when she won her first WTA title at the 2015 Tashkent Open without dropping a set. Her wins were over Anhelina Kalinina
Anhelina Kalinina
, Kateryna Kozlova
Kateryna Kozlova
, Bojana Jovanovski
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

SINGLES: 4 (1 TITLE, 3 RUNNER-UP)

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 IN FINAL SCORE IN FINAL

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

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

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

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

DOUBLES: 1 (1 TITLE)

LEGEND

Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)

WTA Tour Championships (0–0)

Premier Mandatory ">

* ^ Singles Rankings, WTA

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Nao Hibino
Nao Hibino
at the Women\'s Tennis
Tennis
Association

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