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Date: Jul 12, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA and AFP, LONDON
Taiwanese tennis veterans Hsieh Su-wei and Latisha Chan on Wednesday secured victories in theirrespective doubles events at Wimbledon.
Hsieh and her partner, Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s doubles after toppling sixth seeds Elise Mertens of Belgium and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.
Hsieh and Strycova, both 33, won the first set 6-4. Keeping up the pressure on Mertens and Sabalenka, the Taiwanese-Czech duo cruised to a 6-2 victory in the second set to secure a spot in today’s semi-finals, in which they are to face France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Hungary’s Timea Babos.
The result avenges their previous encounter with the Belgian-Belarussian duo earlier this year at the Miami Open, where Hsieh and Strycova suffered defeat. [FULL STORY]