Hibino downs Doi to hoist Hiroshima trophy

From 3-1 down in the first set, Hibino ran off nine straight games to take command of the championship, as Doi grew more erratic off the ground.

The left-hander racked up 14 unforced errors in the first set, to just eight winners, and was broken in six consecutive service games to fall behind 6-3, 4-0. 

Though Doi recaptured some momentum, winning consecutive games and breaking serve for a third time in the match, Hibino would not be denied a straight sets victory to double her career haul of WTA titles, joining her victory at the Tashkent Open from 2015. 

More to come…