Hsieh Su-wei crashes out, twice

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 15, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters

Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh Su-wei on Wednesday crashed out of the second round of the

Simona Halep rests during her Qatar Open round-of-16 match against Lesia Tsurenko on Wednesday in Doha.  Photo: Reuters

singles at the Qatar Open, before returning to the hard courts to be dumped out of the first round of the doubles in a super tiebreak.

World No. 31 Hsieh fell 6-2, 6-4 to world No. 132 Karolina Muchova in 69 minutes at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.

The Czech 22-year-old saved four of five break points and converted four of 10, winning 63 percent of her second serves to advance to a quarter-final against Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina.

Hsieh then partnered another Czech, Barbora Strycova, in the first round of the doubles, and the second seeds fell to a shock 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 defeat to unseeded Veronika Kudermetova of Russia and Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia in 1 hour, 15 minutes.

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