Date: Sep 14, 2018
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwanese second seed Hsieh Su-wei yesterday took just 73 minutes to see off the challenge of Mandy Minella and advance to her fourth WTA Tour quarter-final of the season at the Japan Women’s Open in Hiroshima.
World No. 40 Hsieh, the highest ranked player in the tournament, saved five of six break points and converted four of six, winning 66 of the 113 points contested in a lopsided 6-3, 6-2 victory over the world No. 139 from Luxembourg.
“I was feeling a little bit tight on the court. It was not easy for me to get into the game at the beginning,” Hsieh told the WTA Web site. “I think she was a little bit tight today too … and I’m happy that I was doing better after a few games and started to hit the ball better.”
The Taiwanese No. 1 rallied from 0-40 down in the final game, saving four break points before converting her first match point to advance to a quarter-final against Australian fifth seed Ajla Tomljanovic, who defeated Zhu Lin of China 7-5, 6-4 in 1 hour, 39 minutes on Wednesday. [FULL STORY]