Date: Jun 02, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, PARIS
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei yesterday advanced to the third round of the women’s singles at the French Open, while Elina Svitolina, this year’s best singles player, survived a second-round scare.
World No. 109 Hsieh defeated Taylor Townsend of the US 6-0, 2-6, 6-3 in 1 hour, 36 minutes on Court 17 at Roland Garros.
The Taiwanese won seven of 14 break points and won 86 of the 158 points contested to advance to the third round at the second Grand Slam of the year in Paris, Hsieh’s adopted home.
The French Open is one of Hsieh’s favorite events. The former world doubles No. 1 won the doubles title at Roland Garros in 2014 and she also now lives in the city where she met her boyfriend last year. [FULL STORY]