Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei stuns 10th seed in Dubai

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 19, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters

Taiwanese No. 1 Hsieh Su-wei on Sunday pulled off a shock victory over 10th seed Anastasija Sevastova

Russia’s Daria Kasatkina returns to Magdalena Frech of Poland in their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships singles match in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.  Photo: EPA-EFE

in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, while Russia’s Daria Kasatkina had to rally from a break down in the deciding set to advance to the second round.

World No. 31 Hsieh saved three of four break points and converted four of 12 in her 6-4, 6-2 win over the Latvian world No. 11.

Hsieh fired down one ace and won 68 percent of points on her first service in 70 minutes to advance to a second-round clash with Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who fought back from a disastrous start to defeat Ekaterina Makrova of Russia 0-6, 7-5, 6-4.

The Taiwanese has a 2-0 career record against the Belarussian after beating her in Doha last week and in Tokyo in 2017.    [FULL  STORY]

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