Hsieh exits singles, doubles in Cincinnati

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 17, 2019
By: Reuters

World No. 1 Naomi Osaka on Thursday survived a tough test against Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and eked out

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei serves to Naomi Osaka of Japan in their Western & Southern Open quarter-final on Thursday in Mason, Ohio.
Photo: AP

a 7-6 (7/3), 5-7, 6-2 victory to reach her first ever quarter-final at the Western & Southern Open.

Osaka, who lost to Hsieh at the Miami Open in March, on Wednesday said that the Taiwanese challenger is an unpredictable opponent for her, but she was ready this time around, firing 15 aces and breaking Hsieh five times.

“I thought I did pretty well,” Osaka said. “I feel like I knew going into the match that she was going to play really well. Like, we have such long matches every time we play, so I wasn’t expecting anything different this time around.”

In the decisive third set, Osaka faced four break points on her opening service, but fought them all off. She then seized four straight games to take firm control.    [FULL  STORY]

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