Surprising Nao Hibino Wins Tashkent Title In Just Her Second WTA Event
by Staff | October 3rd, 2015, 11:14 am

Playing in just her second WTA event, Nao Hibino captured the WTA title in Tashkent today, beating Donna Vekic 6-2, 6-2 in the final.

The 20-year-old Hibino, who didn’t lose a set all week, becomes the 10th Japanese player ever to win a WTA title after Kazuko Sawamatsu, Etsuko Inoue, Kumiko Okamoto, Naoko Sawamatsu, Kimiko Date-Krumm, Mana Endo, Ai Sugiyama, Akiko Morigami and Kurumi Nara.

The 117th ranked Hibino will move into the Top 80 and assure her a spot in the Australian Open next year. Hibino had won seven ITF level events including three this year.

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5 Comments for Surprising Nao Hibino Wins Tashkent Title In Just Her Second WTA Event

jalep Says:

Yay Nao!

Thanks for posting this tennis-x :)

280 point Tashkent = an ATP 250. Good result from Vekic as well.

Hope to see more of these two rising stars.

Gypsy Gal Says:

This is great,these girls are both so talented,i hope they have a great future,and are bound for big things….

jalep Says:

Hi Gypsy – you better be studying, I know, ;)

But WTA has a draw challenge comparable to the ATP 1000 that we used to play. I’ve not been doing it all year because I forget to sign up but I remembered to do it for China Open in Beijing and will definitely play for Singapore coming up. Join up :D good practice for GS’s.

Gypsy Gal Says:

Hi Jalep lol yeah have been all week,doing that in between working,ive just finished another shed load of paper work,and finished another 3 units,i cant believe it will be next September when this is all completed, but anyway thanks for the link i will see about joining up,as i do really miss the Masters 1000 Bracket challenges we used to do here with Kimberly….

RZ Says:

Will have to watch out for her in the future.
Good week for Donna Vekic too. Hopefully she’s on her way back into the top 100.

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