Date: Sep 18, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, TOKYO
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the quarter-finals of the singles at the Japan Open
yesterday, while the Chan sisters booked a spot in the semi-finals of the doubles.
Hsieh defeated familiar foe Kurumi Nara 6-2, 6-4 in 1 hour 11 minutes at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo.
The Taiwanese world No. 113 now has a 5-1 career record against the Japanese world No. 78, her only loss their previous meeting in Rio de Janeiro last year.
Hsieh saved three of four break points and converted four of seven, winning 65 of the 112 points contested to set up a quarter-final against world No. 84 Magda Linette of Poland, who upset second seed Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-2, 7-5 earlier on Center Court.
Linette’s victory left Madison Brengle of the US as the highest-ranked player at the tournament, although the world No. 42 faces a tricky test in the last eight today against Croatia’s Ajla Tomljanovic. [FULL STORY]