Hsieh, Pennetta knocked out in Miami

EARLY EXIT:The Taiwanese-Italian pairing were unable to capitalize on taking the first set, and after failing to convert seven of 12 break-point chances they were overpowered

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 02, 2015
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AP, KEY BISCAYNE, Florida

Fourth seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Flavia Pennetta crashed out of the second round of the

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine during their Miami Open fourth-round men’s singles match at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida, on Tuesday.  Photo: EPA

Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns to Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine during their Miami Open fourth-round men’s singles match at Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Florida, on Tuesday. Photo: EPA

women’s doubles at the Miami Open on Tuesday after Monica Niculescu and Alexandra Panova rallied from a set down to oust the Taiwanese-Italian duo 3-6, 6-3, 11-9.

The Romanian-Russian pairing saved seven of 12 break-point opportunities and converted five of nine to complete the victory in 1 hour, 23 minutes at Crandon Park.

It was another disappointing early exit for 17-time WTA Tour doubles champion Hsieh and her new partner after they exited in the first round in Indian Wells, California, in their first tournament together as a partnership last month.     [FULL  STORY]

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