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Hibino at the 2019 Wimbledon Qualifying
|Residence||Ichinomiya, Aichi, Japan|
|Born||November 28, 1994|
Ichinomiya, Aichi, Japan
|Height||1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||263-190 (58.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 56 (18 January 2016)|
|Current ranking||No. 72 (23 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||2R (2020)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2016, 2017)|
|US Open||2R (2017)|
|Career record||155-131 (54.2%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (31 July 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 68 (23 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2016, 2017, 2018)|
|US Open||3R (2016, 2018)|
|Last updated on: 23 November 2020.|
Nao Hibino ( , Hibino Nao, born 28 November 1994) is a Japanese tennis player. On 18 January 2016, she reached her career-high singles ranking of world No. 56. On 31 July 2017, she peaked at No. 43 in the doubles rankings. In 2015, she won her first WTA Tour title at the Tashkent Open.
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 singles and two doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. In 2014, she made her Grand Slam debut at the US Open where she defeated Anna Tatishvili in the first qualifying round.
In 2015, Hibino reached the final of the Fukuoka International Women's Cup where she lost to Kristýna Plí?ková. 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 $50K 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 Veki? in the final. This title gave Hibino a career-high ranking, breaking into the top 100 for the first time in her career.
In late February, Hibino reached final of the Malaysian Open where she lost to qualifer Ashleigh Barty. Later, she reached another singles final at the WTA Tour, at the Jiangxi Open, but failed to win the trophy, losing to Peng Shuai. At the US Open, she recorded her first Grand Slam win, defeating CiCi Bellis in the three sets in the first round.
Hibino had better performances in doubles. In April, she reached and also won her first WTA final at the Monterrey Open, partnering with polish player Alicja Rosolska. In September, she finished as runner-up at the Tashkent Open. Along with this, during the year, she reached semifinals at the Taiwan Open in February, Istanbul Cup in April, Jiangxi Open in July and Korea Open in September.
In the early season, Hibino reached semifinal of the Hua Hin Championships, where she also recorded her first top 10 win, defeating world No. 4 Elina Svitolina in the straight sets. At the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Hibino reached semifinal, defeating Sloane Stephens,Zarina Diyas and Je?ena Ostapenko before she lost to Elena Rybakina.
Only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments, Fed Cup and Olympic Games are included in Win-Loss records.
Current after the 2020 season.
|Win||1-0||Oct 2015||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Donna Veki?||6-2, 6-2|
|Loss||1-1||Oct 2016||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Kristýna Plí?ková||3-6, 6-2, 3-6|
|Loss||1-2||Mar 2017||Malaysian Open, Malaysia||International||Hard||Ashleigh Barty||3-6, 2-6|
|Loss||1-3||Jul 2017||Jiangxi Open, China||International||Hard||Peng Shuai||3-6, 2-6|
|Win||2-3||Sep 2019||Japan Women's Open, Japan||International||Hard||Misaki Doi||6-3, 6-2|
|Win||1-0||Apr 2017||Monterrey Open, Mexico||International||Hard||Alicja Rosolska|| Dalila Jakupovic
|Loss||1-1||Sep 2017||Tashkent Open, Uzbekistan||International||Hard||Oksana Kalashnikova|| Tímea Babos
|Loss||1-2||Feb 2018||Taiwan Open, Taiwan||International||Hard (i)||Oksana Kalashnikova|| Duan Yingying
|Win||2-2||Sep 2019||Japan Women's Open, Japan||International||Hard||Misaki Doi|| Christina McHale
|3-6, 6-4, [10-4]|
|Loss||2-3||Oct 2019||Tianjin Open, China||International||Hard||Miyu Kato|| Shuko Aoyama
|Win||1-0||Jun 2012||ITF Tokyo, Japan||10,000||Hard||Mari Tanaka||6-0, 6-2|
|Win||2-0||Jun 2012||ITF Mie, Japan||10,000||Grass||Yurina Koshino||6-2, 0-6, 6-3|
|Win||3-0||Sep 2012||ITF Kyoto, Japan||10,000||Carpet (i)||Yuuki Tanaka||6-4, 2-6, 6-2|
|Win||4-0||Sep 2013||ITF Tsukuba, Japan||25,000||Hard||Erika Sema||6-4, 7-6(2)|
|Loss||4-1||Jun 2014||ITF Fergana, Uzbekistan||25,000||Hard||Nigina Abduraimova||3-6, 4-6|
|Loss||4-2||May 2015||ITF Fukuoka, Japan||50,000||Grass||Kristýna Plí?ková||5-7, 4-6|
|Win||5-2||May 2015||ITF Kurume, Japan||50,000||Grass||Eri Hozumi||6-3, 6-1|
|Win||6-2||Jul 2015||ITF Stockton, United States||50,000||Hard||An-Sophie Mestach||6-1, 7-6(6)|
|Win||7-2||Aug 2015||ITF Lexington, United States||50,000||Hard||Samantha Crawford||6-2, 6-1|
|Loss||7-3||Nov 2015||ITF Tokyo, Japan||100,000||Hard||Zhang Shuai||4-6, 1-6|
|Loss||7-4||Oct 2017||ITF Liuzhou, China||60,000||Hard||Wang Yafan||6-3, 4-6, 3-3 ret.|
|Win||8-4||Jul 2018||ITF Honolulu, United States||60,000||Hard||Jessica Pegula||6-0, 6-2|
|Win||1-0||Sep 2012||ITF Kyoto, Japan||10,000||Carpet (i)||Emi Mutaguchi|| Miyu Kato
|Loss||1-1||May 2013||ITF Gifu, Japan||50,000||Hard||Riko Sawayanagi|| Luksika Kumkhum
|Win||2-1||May 2013||ITF Goyang, South Korea||25,000||Hard||Akiko Omae|| Yoo Mi
|Loss||2-2||Jun 2014||ITF Fergana, Uzbekistan||25,000||Hard||Prarthana Thombare|| Hiroko Kuwata
|Win||3-2||Apr 2015||ITF Bangkok, Thailand||15,000||Hard||Miyu Kato|| Miyabi Inoue
|Loss||3-3||Apr 2015||ITF Ahmedabad, India||25,000||Hard||Prarthana Thombare|| Peangtarn Plipuech
|3-6, 6-2, [10-12]|
|Loss||3-4||Jul 2015||ITF Sacramento, United States||50,000||Hard||Rosie Johanson|| Ashley Weinhold
|4-6, 6-3, [12-14]|
|Win||4-4||Aug 2015||ITF Lexington, United States||50,000||Hard||Emily Webley-Smith|| Nicha Lertpitaksinchai
|Win||5-4||Oct 2016||ITF Poitiers, France||100,000||Hard (i)||Alicja Rosolska|| Alexandra Cadan?u
|Loss||5-5||Mar 2018||ITF Zhuhai, China||60,000||Hard||Danka Kovini?|| Anna Blinkova
|Win||6-5||Oct 2018||ITF Suzhou, China||100,000||Hard||Misaki Doi|| Luksika Kumkhum
|Win||7-5||Aug 2019||ITF Vancouver, Canada||100,000||Hard||Miyu Kato|| Naomi Broady
|Win||8-5||Nov 2019||ITF Shenzhen, China||100,000||Hard||Makoto Ninomiya|| Sofia Shapatava
|1.||Elina Svitolina||No. 4||Hua Hin Championships, Thailand||Hard||QF||6-4, 6-2||No. 84|