Hsieh Su-wei ousts No. 1 at Wimbledon to advance

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 09, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA, LONDON

Although dubbed a “giant killer” who beat world No. 1 Simona Halep of Romania at

Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei celebrates her win on Saturday over Simona Halep of Romania in their third-round match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Club in London. She is to face Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia today. Photo: EPA-EFE

Wimbledon on Saturday, Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) said that she was simply enjoying the game.

The 32-year-old Kaohsiung native, who is 48th in the world rankings, won the match in an uphill battle as the top-seeded Halep led 5-2 in the final set at one point.

However, Hsieh held on, coming from behind to clinch the hard-earned victory.

It is the first time she has made it to the fourth round of Wimbledon, but not the first time she has played underdog in an international competition.

In the Australian Open in January, she defeated 3rd seed Garbine Muguruza and 26th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to reach the fourth round, matching her previous best performance at Grand Slam level 10 years earlier.    [FULL  STORY]

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