HOME FAVORITE:Hsieh Su-wei beat Mandy Minella 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to set up a quarter-final with Elizaveta Kulichkova. Venus Williams also made the final eight
Date: Feb 12, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the quarter-finals of the Taiwan
Open in Kaohsiung yesterday, while top seed Venus Williams also claimed a spot in the last eight.
Sixth seed Hsieh defeated world No. 173 Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in 1 hour, 50 minutes on Center Court at the Yang-Ming Tennis Center.
The Taiwanese world No. 81 saved two of five break points and converted five of 13, winning 93 of the 173 points contested to set up a quarter-final against world No. 95 Elizaveta Kulichkova on Center Court today.
Hsieh has a 2-0 career record against the Russian after victories in Sydney earlier this year and in the quarter-finals in Kuala Lumpur last year.
Earlier on Center Court, top seed Williams advanced to the quarter-finals with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Urszula Radwanska of Poland. [FULL STORY]