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Nao Hibino Collects Singles and Doubles Titles at Prague Open

Rain wreaked havoc at the Prague Open, but Nao Hibino handled the disruptions well, winning a pair of titles on the tournament's final day.



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Nao Hibino is seen in action in a Wimbledon women's singles first-round match on July 5, 2023, in London. (Andrew Couldridge/REUTERS)

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Nao Hibino completed a memorable day at the Prague Open with a victory in the women's doubles final. She teamed up with Oksana Kalashnikova for a 6-7 (7-9), 7-5, 10-3 decision over Quinn Gleason and Elixane Lechemia on Monday, August 7.

Earlier on the same day, Hibino upset Czech fourth seed Linda Noskova 6-4, 6-1 to win the tournament's singles final. Hibino held a 4-1 lead in the second set and a 30-0 advantage in the sixth game when rain forced the match to be delayed.

When play resumed, Hibino picked up where she left off and put the finishing touches on her title-winning effort.

The Aichi Prefecture native climbed 52 spots (from No 136 to No 84) in the WTA Tour's singles rankings, which were released after the tournament wrapped up on Monday.

Rain Disruptions for Nao Hibino and Opponents

"I'm really grateful to have made it to the final today," Hibino, 28, told reporters in the Czech capital. "It was a tough week with all the rain."

Tournament organizers had to call off all matches on Saturday, August 5 due to rain.

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