Tennis: Hibino claims 1st win at French Open in women's singles
Tennis: Hibino claims 1st win at French Open in women's singles

Japan’s Nao Hibino won at the French Open for the first time in the women’s singles on Tuesday after she beat Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine 6-4, 6-0 in the first round.Hibino, ranked 72nd in the world, dispatched the world No. 119 in 58 minutes at Roland Garros and will face either Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan or Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in the second round.Hibino, 25, traded breaks with her 18-year-old counterpart before coming out on top in the first set, and then improved her first serves to stroll through the second.”I’m managing to play with confidence,” Hibino said. “Having gone through the pandem…

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