NOT TAIWAN’S DAY:Hsieh’s compatriots Chuang Chia-jung, Hsieh Cheng-peng and Yang Tsung-hua lost doubles matches, while Lu Yen-hsun injured his elbow
Date: Jan 21, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA and AFP,MELBOURNE
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei may be a wily veteran with a deep bag of tricks,
but her unusual array of two-handed shots and changes of pace were little match for the power of world No. 1 Serena Williams at the first Grand Slam event of the year yesterday.
Hsieh, the only Taiwanese player in either the men’s or women’s singles draw at the Australian Open this year, lost her second round singles match to Williams 6-1, 6-2 in exactly an hour.
Williams hit 26 winners to just nine for Hsieh and won 85 percent of the points when she got her first serve in, compared to only 39 percent for Hsieh.
The Taiwanese veteran, who turned 30 on Jan. 4, is known for playing wide-angled shots at different speeds and keeping opponents on the move, but she was not precise enough when she had opportunities to put Williams under pressure. [FULL STORY]