BACK TO WINNING WAYS:The victory in the final in Budapest was Hsieh’s 18th career doubles title and the first since her French Open triumph with Peng Shuai
Date: Feb 27, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei claimed her 18th career WT Tour doubles title and her first since 2014 at the
Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest yesterday.
Fourth seeds Hsieh and Oksana Kalashnikova defeated Arina Rodionova of Australia and Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 6-3, 4-6, 10-4 in 1 hour, 21 minutes.
The Taiwanese-Georgian duo saved six of 10 break points and converted five of 10, winning 66 of the 124 points contested to claim their first title as a doubles pairing.
It was Hsieh’s first title since winning the French Open with Peng Shuai of China in 2014, the second Grand Slam doubles title of her career after the duo won Wimbledon the previous year.
It was Kalashnikova’s fourth career title and her first since claiming the crown in ’s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, with Yaroslava Shvedova last year.