WINNING START: Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei outlasted world No. 41 Camila Giorgi 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a first-round tussle lasting 2 hours, 13 minutes on the English south coast
Date: Jun 26, 2019
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, EASTBOURNE, England
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei on Monday battled into the second round of the Nature Valley Internationalon the grass courts in Eastbourne, England, while second seed Karolina Pliskova was just happy not to have her twin sister on the other side of the net as she also made a winning start.
Hsieh outlasted world No. 41 Camila Giorgi 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in a first-round tussle that lasted 2 hours, 13 minutes on the English south coast.
The world No. 29 saved two of seven break points and converted seven of 18, taking advantage of her opponent’s 16 double faults to even her career record against the Italian to 1-1 after she lost their only previous encounter at the US Open in 2013.
The Taiwanese 33-year-old was next due to face another tough task against world No. 7 Simona Halep, who she defeated at Wimbledon last year. [FULL STORY]