Date: Mar 29, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, KEY BISCAYNE, Florida
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei exited the Miami Open in the second round of the women’s doubles on Sunday, while top seed Novak Djokovic recovered from a spill to advance to the round-of-16 of the men’s singles.
Former world No. 1s Hsieh and Peng Shuai of China succumbed to a fightback by Ekaterina Makarova and Barbora Strycova to fall to a 5-7, 6-2, 10-6 loss in 1 hour, 25 minutes at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida.
The Russian-Czech duo saved five of eight break points and converted four of seven, winning 66 of the 131 points contested to advance to a quarter-final against eighth-seeded Chinese pairing Xu Yifan and Zheng Saisai.
In the men’s singles, Djokovic was chasing a shot in his forehand corner when his left foot gave way and he tumbled to the court, landing on his left side as his racket went flying. [FULL STORY]