Thailand Open 2020: Nao Hibino enters semi-finals with straight-sets win over Elina Svitolina
It was the first win over a top-five player for 84th-ranked Nao Hibino
Nao Hibino advanced to the semi-finals of the Thailand Open by beating fourth-ranked Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-2 on-Friday
It was the 84th-ranked Japanese player's first win over a top-five player
Also, Magda Linette defeated 18-year-old Chinese player Xiyu Wang 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Hua Hun: Nao Hibino advanced to the semi-finals of the Thailand Open by beating fourth-ranked Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-2 on-Friday.
It was the 84th-ranked Japanese player's first win over a top-five player.
“Elina is one of the best players in the world in the world," said Hibino, a two-time champion on the WTA Tour. "I’ve watched her play on TV so many times."
— WTA Thailand Open (@ThailandOpenHH) February 14, 2020
Also, Magda Linette defeated 18-year-old Chinese player Xiyu Wang 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
“It was too fast for me at the beginning. But I tried to stay close with her, playing point by point and waited for my chance,” Linette said.
The 42nd-ranked Pole will next face Patricia Maria Tig, who defeated fourth-seeded Saisai Zheng 6-4, 6-2.
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