Japan’s world no. 282 Moyuka Uchijima has easily defeated Australia’s world no. 202 Olivia Gadecki to win her first ITF W60 title.
The Japanese player won the match 6-2, 6-2 in 1 hour and 17 minutes.
In the semi finals Gadecki recovered from losing the first set 6-0 to win in three sets. There was no comeback this time.
Uchijima broke in the first game of the match and then held to lead 2-0.
Gadecki missed an opportunity to immediately break back.
After a hold of serve each the Japanese player broke again for a 4-1 lead, that went to 5-1 after a service hold by Uchijima.
When serving at 5-2 the Japanese player was made to work hard to close out the set, fighting off deuce.
Uchijima broke in the opening game of the second set before consolidating her break to lead 2-0. Another break and hold saw her race to a 4-0 lead before the Australian could hold serve.
Gadecki had a chance to get one break back in the fourth game but failed to convert.
After that close game Uchijima had two comfortable service holds to secure the title.
Gadecki only managed to serve at 54% on first serves winning 56% of first serve points. Uchijima served at 65% and won 79% of first serve points.
Gadecki was making too many unforced errors to pressure her opponent.
With the win Uchijima will jump to no. 277 in the live rankings while Gadecki moves to a career high at no. 177. The rankings are not published again until after Miami, so things could change before then.
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