Nao Hibino won the second all-Japanese WTA final in the Open Era at Hiroshima 2019, defeating Misaki Doi to collect her second career title (Japan Women's Open)
September 14, 2019
Nao Hibino defeated Misaki Doi to take the 2019 Hiroshima title in the second all-Japanese WTA Tour final in the Open Era. Take a look back at Japan's previous WTA singles titlists here.
Misaki Doi - Hiroshima 2019 - Japan Women's Open
September 11, 2019
Home players Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara are both aiming for their third quarterfinal appearances at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open, while Alison Van Uytvanck and Kirsten Flipkens face off in an all-Belgian derby and clash of doubles partners as second-round action concludes. Scroll down for full order of play.
Serena Williams, French Open 2019 (Getty)
May 30, 2019
No.10 seed Serena Williams looked sharp in the second round of the French Open, dropping just five games to beat Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara.
Naomi Osaka
May 29, 2019
All the key facts, head-to-heads and talking points as second-round action concludes at Roland Garros 2019.
Timea Bacsinszky - Roland Garros 2019 - Jimmie48/WTA
May 22, 2019
Two-time semifinalist Timea Bacsinszky led the way into the second round of Roland Garros qualifying, while 15-year-old Cori Gauff became the youngest player to win a Grand Slam match in 24 years and 33-year-old Romina Oprandi made another dazzling comeback.
Astra Sharma - Australian Open 2019 - Getty
January 9, 2019
Astra Sharma sprung the biggest upset of Australian Open qualifying so far, eliminating top-seeded Vera Zvonareva in straight sets, while there were also wins for Auckland runner-up Bianca Andreescu and doubles World No.1 Barbora Krejcikova.
Victoria Azarenka, Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo
September 18, 2018
La ex No. 1 del mundo Victoria Azarenka resistió un enérgico desafío de la favorita local Kurumi Nara para llegar a la segunda ronda del Toray Pan Pacific Open.
Victoria Azarenka, Toray Pan Pacific Open, Tokyo
September 18, 2018
Former World No.1 Victoria Azarenka held off a spirited challenge from hometown favorite Kurumi Nara to reach the second round of the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
Simona Halep, Wimbledon
July 3, 2018
World No.1 Simona Halep won her first match since winning her maiden major title at Roland Garros, dismissing Kurumi Nara in straight sets on Centre Court.
Johanna Konta (Getty Images for LTA)
June 12, 2018
La finalista del año pasado Johanna Konta comenzó el Nature Valley Open en Nottingham con una victoria, superando a Kurumi Nara en dos sets.
Johanna Konta (Getty Images for LTA)
June 12, 2018
Last year’s finalist Johanna Konta made a winning start at the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham, easing past Kurumi Nara in two sets.
Kurumi Nara beat Heather Watson in the final singles match on Sunday (Getty)
April 22, 2018
Romania, Spain, and Latvia are among those who join Japan as this weekend's winners: doubles victory for Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya over Heather Watson and Johanna Konta gives Japan 3-2 victory over Britain in Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs.