‘A WHOLE NEW WORLD’:The Hsinchu-born tennis star said the first-round victory was a great start and she will continue to work hard with Chinese partner Peng Shuai
Date: Mar 26, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, MIAMI
Two-time Grand Slam champions Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai won their first doubles
match of the year on Thursday to advance to the second round of the Miami Open, while top seed Serena Williams launched her bid for a ninth singles title in Key Biscayne.
Hsieh and Peng defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Coco Vandeweghe of the US 6-4, 6-2 in 68 minutes in the first round of the doubles at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park.
The Taiwanese-Chinese duo saved six of seven break points and converted four of seven, taking advantage of their opponents’ eight doubles faults to win 58 of the 104 points contested.
“I started in the second half of last year and only participated in five doubles [tournaments]. Peng Shuai went through back surgery twice to get back on track,” Hsieh wrote on Facebook. “Doubles for me now is a whole new world, I’m getting back the feeling of the game step by step. Victory today gives us a great start. We will continue to work hard.” [FULL STORY]