Taiwanese trio win in Prague

Taipei Times
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]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.