Taiwan’s Hsieh ousts Kerber to reach quarters

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 21, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Hsieh Su-wei yesterday stunned German fifth seed Angelique Kerber to advance to the quarter-finals of

Simona Halep of Romania returns to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships third-round match in the United Arab Emirates yesterday.  Photo: EPA-EFE

the singles at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, while second seed Petra Kvitova and third seed Simona Halep also advanced in the United Arab Emirates.

World No. 31 Hsieh rallied from a set down to overcome the world No. 7 5-7, 6-4, 6-0 in 1 hour, 44 minutes.

The Taiwanese saved two of six break points and converted seven of 14 to record her first career victory over the German following defeats in Madrid in 2013 and at the Australian Open last year.

It was Hsieh’s first victory over a top-10 player since stunning then-world No. 1 Halep at Wimbledon last year.    [FULL  STORY]

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