Hsieh wins fight for quarter-final spot

‘DON’T TELL ME’: The Taiwanese veteran hailed the sport’s newcomers for their skill after defeating an 18-year-old to set up a quarter-final match against a 17-year-old

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 03, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA and Reuters

Taiwanese veteran Hsieh Su-wei on Thursday came through a tough match against young Russian

Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan returns to Varvara Gracheva of Russia in the round of 16 at the Citi Open in Washington on Thursday.
Photo: EPA-EFE

Varvara Gracheva to advance to the quarter-finals of the Citi Open in Washington.

It took the fourth seed 2 hours, 39 minutes to defeat world No. 211 Gracheva 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (8/6) on the Grandstand court, leaving her as the only seeded player in the singles.

Hsieh needed three grueling sets to outlast Gracheva and book her spot in the final eight.

The 18-year-old Russian late last month qualified for the main-round event of the Citi Open and won her first WTA singles main-round match by defeating fellow Russian Anna Blinkova in three sets in the previous round.

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