Date: Jun 14, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters
Hsieh Su-wei on Monday took just 64 minutes to advance to the second round of the Aegon Open in Nottingham, England, a winning start to the Taiwanese player’s grass-court campaign.
The world No. 116 beat world No. 102 Kristina Kucova of Slovakia 6-1, 6-4 to advance to a second-round clash with either fifth seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic or qualifier Grace Min of the US.
The Taiwanese saved one of four break points and converted six of 12 to improve her career record over the Slovakian to 2-1.
Hsieh won their first encounter in Luxembourg in 2013, but Kucova avenged that defeat in Kuala Lumpur last year. [FULL STORY]