Date: Mar 03, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Hsieh Su-wei became the latest seed to crash out at the Malaysian Open yesterday, while fellow Taiwanese Chang Kai-chen could not follow up her shock singles victory over top seed and world No. 10 Roberta Vinci on Tuesday as she exited the doubles.
Seventh seed Hsieh paid for a slow start to her second-round singles match against Kristina Kucova of Slovakia as she fell to a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 defeat in 1 hour, 50 minutes on Center Court at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club.
World No. 139 Kucova saved nine of 11 break points and converted four of 12, winning 92 of the 174 points contested to oust the Taiwanese world No. 69 and advance to a quarter-final against either second seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine or Japanese qualifier Risa Ozaki, who are due to play their second-round match today. [FULL STORY]