Mai Hontama

Japan’s Mai Hontama battled past Chen Pei Hsuan

Japan’s Mai Hontama, who is seeking to become the first girl to win multiple singles titles at the Osaka Mayor’s Cup since Caroline Wozniacki in 2006, battled past Chen Pei Hsuan, of Chinese Taipei, in three sets on Wednesday to progress to the third round and keep her title defense alive. Seeded fourth, Hontama was the clear favourite going into the clash with Chen, which was the first match on Centre Court at the Utsubo Tennis Centre on Wednesday. And things began in straightforward fa...
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Japanese Girl won Osaka Grade A

Japan enjoyed a clean sweep of the girls' titles at the Osaka Mayor's Cup as Mai Hontama won the singles title while Haruma Arakawa and Ayumi Miyamoto lifted the doubles crown. In the boys' tournament, Casper Ruud became the first Norwegian to lift a title in Osaka! The weekend was a resounding success in the fan department as 7,500 paid spectators came to watch the Grade A junior event over the two-day period, and it was good news for the host nation as Japan swept the girls’ competition. The...
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