Taiwan’s Hsieh, Chan sisters advance

SO EASY:Hsieh Su-wei beat Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich in 68 minutes, while the Chan sisters beat India’s Prarthana Thombare and the Netherlands’ Eva Wacanno in 55 minutes

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 20, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AFP, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Hsieh Su-wei yesterday cruised into the third round of the singles at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis

China’s Lin Zhu celebrates a win against Belgium’s Elise Mertens in their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships match in Dubai on Monday.  Photo: EPA-EFE

Championships, while fellow Taiwanese Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan on Monday advanced to the second round of the doubles in the United Arab Emirates.

Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh took just 68 minutes to complete a 6-1, 6-2 victory over world No. 33 Aliaksandra Sasnovich.

The world No. 31 saved all four break points she faced and converted four of 11, taking advantage of the Belarussian’s five double faults and winning 64 percent of points on her second serve to advance to the third round.

The victory improved Hsieh’s career record over Sasnovich to 3-0, including a 6-2, 6-0 victory at the Qatar Open last week.

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