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Taiwan's Hsieh reaches quarter-finals of Indian Wells Masters

2018/03/13 14:17:01

Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇)/ CNA file photo

Los Angeles, March 12 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis player Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) advanced to the women's doubles quarterfinals at the Indian Wells Masters in California after defeating a Taiwanese duo in a closely fought match on Monday.

Hsieh and Czech partner Barbora Strycova faced off against Latisha Chan (詹詠然) and her sister Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴).

Hsieh and Strycova started the match stronger, winning three consecutive games before the Chan sisters began playing catch up, at 2-3, though the Taiwanese-Czech duo still took the set 6-4.

The second set was closer and went to the Chan sisters, after they allowed a 5-3 lead to slip away, with Hsieh and Strycova getting back on equal terms at 5-5. It was then the Taiwanese duo dug deep to win two games in a row and take the set 7-5.

The match came down to a closely contested final set, which at 6-6 could have gone either way before Hsieh and Strycova won four games in a row to take the victory 10-6.

Having defeated the Chans, Hsieh and Strycova are scheduled to meet Vania King of the U.S. and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Latisha Chan, who won the 2017 Indian Wells women's doubles title with then partner Martina Hingis, and her sister Chan Hao-ching are eliminated from the tournament.

(By Edward Tsao and Kuan-lin Liu)
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