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Tennis: Hibino prevails in singles, doubles finals at Japan Women's Open

This supplied photo shows Nao Hibino posing with the tropy after defeating Misaki Doi in an all-Japanese singles final at the Japan Women's Open. (Kyodo)

OSAKA (Kyodo) -- Nao Hibino defeated Misaki Doi in an all-Japanese singles final at the Japan Women's Open on Sunday, shortly before the pair beat Russia's Valeria Savinykh and American Christina McHale in the doubles final.

    Hibino cruised to a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Doi at Hiroshima Regional Park Tennis Courts. She and her compatriot then came back from a set down in the doubles final to triumph 10-4 in the tie-break after splitting the first two sets 3-6, 6-4.

    "I wanted to win this tournament someday. I'm really happy," Hibino said.

    The 24-year-old claimed her second singles and doubles titles on the WTA Tour. Her previous wins came in the 2015 Tashkent Open singles and the 2017 Monterrey Open doubles.

    Under the tutelage of Eiji Takeuchi, who previously worked with retired Japanese star and former world No. 4 Kimiko Date, Hibino said her main goal is to book a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    The Aichi Prefecture native made it to the second round of the women's singles at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

    "Last time, Takeuchi-san couldn't come along so I want to go to the (2020) Olympics together," Hibino said. "I'd like to compete in the singles and doubles if there's a chance."

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