WINNING GENES: In the first round of the men’s doubles yesterday, Hsieh Cheng-peng and Christopher Rungkat defeated the US’ Austin Krajicek and New Zealand’s Artem Sitak
Date: May 29, 2019
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, PARIS
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei on Monday survived a fightback by Viktorija Golubic to advance to
the second round of the women’s singles at the French Open, while younger brother Hsieh Cheng-peng yesterday advanced to the second round of the men’s doubles.
Hsieh Su-wei, seeded 25th, defeated Swiss world No. 79 Golubic 6-4, 3-6, 6-0 in 1 hour, 40 minutes on the clay courts at Roland Garros.
The Taiwanese world No. 25 saved seven of 14 break points and converted nine of 14, hitting 31 winners to advance, despite her 36 unforced errors.
She next faces German world No. 69 Andrea Petkovic, who rallied to defeat Alison Riske of the US 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 in 2 hours, 14 minutes. [FULL STORY]