DREAM RUN: She is next to face the giant-killing Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu, whose latest conquest was Venus Williams in a smart come-from-behind victory
Date; Jan 05, 2019
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, AUCKLAND, New Zealand
Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh Su-wei yesterday advanced to the ASB Classic semi-finals in
Auckland, New Zealand, to set up a showdown with Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu, who stunned Venus Williams in their quarter-final to continue her giant-killing run.
Third seed Hsieh defeated world No. 86 Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-3, 6-2 in 1 hour, 17 minutes in the quarter-finals.
The Kaohsiung-born world No. 28 saved five of seven break points and converted six of seven, winning 67 of the 116 points contested to improve her career record over the Spaniard to 3-0 after her victories in New Haven, Connecticut, last year and in Budapest in 2017.
Hsieh, who is looking to claim her fourth WTA Tour title in Auckland, faces 18-year-old world No. 152 Andreescu in today’s semi-final after the Canadian rallied to beat Williams, 20 years her senior and a seven-time Grand Slam winner, 6-7 (1/7), 6-1, 6-3. [FULL STORY]