SIBLING RIVALRY: Kristyna Pliskova notched her first victory over a top-five ranked player by defeating her twin sister, Karolina Pliskova, and advanced to the quarters
Date: Jun 21, 2019
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei on Wednesday crashed out of the second round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, England, falling to her good friend and doubles partner Barbora Strycova, while Kristyna Pliskova pulled off the biggest victory of her career, but it was bad news for twin sister, Karolina.
Hsieh fell to a 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 defeat to her Czech doubles partner in 1 hour, 31 minutes on the grass courts at Edgbaston Priory Club.
World No. 51 Strycova did not face a single break point and converted one of four, winning 75 percent of points on her second serve to improve her career record over Hsieh to 4-3 after losing their previous meeting in Auckland, New Zealand, in January last year.
Hsieh and Strycova were yesterday due to team up again to take on Raquel Atawo and Kyudmyla Kichenok in the quarter-finals of the doubles. [FULL STORY]