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Taiwanese-Czech duo defeats Taiwan's Chan sisters at Dubai Open

2019/02/23 12:26:42

Hsieh Su-wei (Image taken from WTA's Twitter account)

Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) Taiwan's tennis veteran Hsieh Su-wei
(謝淑薇) and her Czech teammate advanced to the final match of the women's doubles at the Dubai Tennis Championships Friday, defeating Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan (詹詠然) and Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴).

Hsieh and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic cruised past the Chan sisters 6-2, 6-1 in a semifinal match lasting only 56 minutes.

The Taiwanese-Czech duo will next play Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia Saturday.

Earlier Friday, Hsieh crashed out of the women's singles after
failing to make a comeback in the third set and losing to the Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova 6-3, 2-6, 4-6 in a hard-fought semifinal thriller lasting two hours and ten minutes.

The Dubai Tennis Championships, or Dubai Open, is a Premier event on the 2019 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. The women's tournament, which carries a total purse of US$2.828 million, concludes on Feb. 23.

(By Huang Chiao-wen, Tang Sheng-yang and Chi Jo-yao)