Peng and Hibino cruise into Nanchang final


Peng Shuai moved a step closer to claiming her second Jiangxi Open title on Saturday with a comprehensive victory over Han Xinyun.

Her 6-0 6-3 victory in the second semi-final moved Peng into Sunday's showpiece and one win away from replicating her 2014 success at the tournament in Nanchang.

The home favourite needed less than half an hour to take the opening set and although Han put up more a fight in the second, there was no stopping the second seed.

Peng reeled off four successive games to wrap up the win and set up a final clash with Nao Hibino, who also enjoyed a comfortable victory.

Like Peng, Hibino came through the first set without dropping a game against Wang Yafan.

Wildcard Wang broke at the start of the second, but Hibino turned on the style and reeled off six games in succession again to seal a 6-0 6-2 success.