By: Central News Agency
Taiwan tennis ace Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) stunned top-seeded Japanese star Naomi Osaka at the Miami Open on Saturday (local time) to advance to the round of 16 in the women’s singles draw.
The 27th-seeded Hsieh raised her fist and broke into tears after she beat the world No. 1 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in a 2 hour and 18 minute match.
It was Hsieh’s fourth victory over a top-five player in the last 14 months and avenged a defeat to Osaka at the Australian Open earlier this year in which Hsieh had her Japanese opponent on the ropes before falling in three sets.
“It was very tough because last time I give [Osaka a] lot of double-faults,” Hsieh said, according to the WTA’s website. “This time, I’m thinking, ‘Okay, I try to put more balls in,’ and I do good.”
“Last time, I think she tried to change the rhythm on the match,” Hsieh said. “This time I tried to focus on myself more. I know I [was] leading a lot last time and I lose the match. I was thinking, no matter what happens, I focus [on] what I need to do, then I try. I did it.”