Taiwan’s Hsieh wins with Strycova

TRIPLE WINNER: Defending champion Karolina Pliskova prevailed in three sets against Madison Keys to become the first three-time champion at the Brisbane International

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 13, 2020
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova yesterday battled back from a set down and saved a

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei, left, and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic hold the winners’ trophy after their triumph in their women’s doubles final against Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens at the Brisbane International in Australia yesterday.
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championship point to claim their first doubles title of season at the Brisbane International.

The top seeds rallied after dropping the first set and a break in the second to complete a 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 10-8 victory over Ashleigh Barty and Kiki Bertens in 1 hour, 45 minutes at Pat Rafter Arena.

After conceding the first set and falling behind in the second, the Taiwanese-Czech duo had to dig deep, saving championship point on Hsieh’s serve before forcing a super tiebreak.

They carried that momentum into the decider to race to a 6-1 lead, but the Australian-Dutch pairing fought back to 6-5 in front of a partisan crowd cheering for Queenslander Barty.    [FULL  STORY]

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