Hsieh Su-wei advances to Brisbane semis

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 06, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, BRISBANE, Australia

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the Brisbane International

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina returns to Angelique Kerber of Germany in their Brisbane International women’s singles quarter-final in Australia yesterday. Photo: EPA

yesterday, while world No. 1 Angelique Kerber crashed out of the quarter-finals of the singles.

Former doubles world No. 1 Hsieh and Laura Siegemund rallied from a set down to oust fourth seeds Andreja Klepac of Slovenia and Maria Jose Matinez Sanchez of Spain 6-7 (7/9), 6-2, 10-2 in 1 hour, 49 minutes.

The Taiwanese-German duo saved three of seven break points and converted six of eight, winning 81 of the 139 points contested to advance to a semi-final against top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US and Hsieh’s former partner Sania Mirza of India.
In the singles, the tournament lost its top two women’s seeds when Kerber and Dominika Cibulkova were both bundled out in the quarter-finals.

World No. 1 Kerber made 48 unforced errors, including five double faults, as she went down to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, while Frenchwoman Alize Cornet eliminated Cibulkova 6-3, 7-5.    [FULL  STORY]

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