AT THE DOUBLE: The Taiwanese No. 1 took just 58 minutes to set up a second-round clash with world No. 110 Laura Siegemund of Germany
Date: Jan 16, 2019
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, MELBOURNE
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei yesterday cruised into the second round of the women’s singles at
the Australian Open, while Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to win a match at the tournament in more than 40 years.
Hsieh, the 28th seed, took just 58 minutes to see off the challenge of Switzerland’s Stefanie Voegele 6-2, 6-1.
The Taiwanese No. 1 won 76 percent of points on her first serve compared with just 40 percent for her opponent.
Hsieh saved six of eight break points and converted six of eight, hit 27 winners and won 62 of the 98 points contested to advance to a second-round match against world No. 110 Laura Siegemund of Germany, who rallied from a set down to defeat Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-2. [FULL STORY]