Japan's Kazuko Sawamatsu defeated Ann Kiyomura of the United States, and Mexico's Raul Ramirez upset Manuel Orantes of Spain to win the women's and men's singles titles at the Japan Open Tennis Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday (9 November).
GV Sawamatsu serving to Kiyomura, rally. Sawamatsu returns to net. Point and second set to Kiyomura, one set each.
SV Crowd applaud.
GV Kiyomura serves. Rally. Kiyomura returns to net. Point, game, set and match to Sawamatsu.
GV ZOOM IN Players shake hands and leave.
SV & GV Orantes serves to Ramirez. Rally. Ramirez wins point to take first set 6-2.
SV ZOOM OUT Orantes serves. Rally. Ramirez hits overhead into net. Orantes wins second set 5-7.
GV Ramirez serves. Orantes returns into net to lose third set 6-3. Players shake hands and leave.
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Background: Japan's Kazuko Sawamatsu defeated Ann Kiyomura of the United States, and Mexico's Raul Ramirez upset Manuel Orantes of Spain to win the women's and men's singles titles at the Japan Open Tennis Tournament in Tokyo on Sunday (9 November).
Sawamatsu defeated Kiyomura 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 and took home 4,000 U.S. dollars (2,000 pounds sterling) as first price.
The two women teamed up to win the women's doubles title.
In men's singles, Ramirez surprised fans by upsetting the U.S. Open champion Orantes with his aggressive net play. Seeded fifth, Ramirez defeated his top seeded rival 6-2, 5-7, 6-3 in 1 hour 49 minutes.
For his efforts, he took home 20,000 U.S. dollars (10,000 pounds sterling). Orantes won half that much.
For Orantes it was a difficult match. He failed to match his almost perfect performance against Australia's Tony Roche in the semi-finals on Saturday and his play was erratic. He also had difficulty with his first service.
Ramirez teamed with Brian Gottfried of the U.S. to win the men's doubles finals.