NO EXCUSES: The Taiwanese, whose world ranking is to rise next week, credited her opponent for rallying and said that she let up a bit because of her big lead
Date: Mar 28, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA and AP
Hsieh Su-wei’s dramatic run at the Miami Open came to an end on Tuesday, when former
practice partner Anett Kontaveit of Estonia pulled back from a 4-0 deficit in the final set to snatch a quarter-final victory over the Taiwanese veteran.
Hsieh was knocked out by 23-year-old Kontaveit 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 in two hours in the Premier Mandatory event and felt she might have let up because of her big advantage in the final set.
“Sometimes when you’re leading by a lot, you get a little bit relaxed and you don’t hit the ball as hard as you were before,” the WTA Web site quoted her as saying.
The match reminded Hsieh of her tussle with Japan’s Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open, when she was up a set and 4-2, 40-0 before letting the match get away from her.