Date: Apr 27, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the second round of the Prague Open on Monday after rallying from a set down to oust crowd favorite Kristyna Pliskova, while fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung and Chan Chin-wei advanced to the quarter-finals of the doubles.
World No. 96 Pliskova, who lives in the Czech capital, started strongly and took the first set 6-4, but the Taiwanese world No. 78 defused her opponent’s powerful game and then it picked apart to complete a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 victory in 1 hour, 34 minutes.
The Taiwanese No. 1 saved none of the three break points Pliskova created, but converted six of 13, winning 83 of the 148 points contested to set up a second-round clash with 18-year-old world No. 77 Ana Konjuh of Croatia, who stunned sixth seed Jelena Ostapenko 5-7, 6-2, 6-1.
Also advancing to the second round was Czech wild-card Katerina Siniakova, who upset former world No. 11 Alize Cornet of France 7-6 (7/5), 6-3. [FULL STORY]