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Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei advances at Western & Southern Open

2019/08/15 12:13:34

Taipei, Aug. 15 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis ace Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) cruised into the third round of the women's singles and the quarterfinals of the women's doubles Wednesday at the 2019 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Ranked world No. 30, Hsieh reached the round of 16 by defeating Jennifer Brady of the United States 7-6, 6-3 in the second round.

Hsieh will next encounter Japan's Naomi Osaka, who reclaimed the WTA world No. 1 spot earlier this week, in the round of 16 Thursday.

In their previous four encounters, Hsieh has won only once, at the Miami Open in March.

Later Wednesday, Hsieh and Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic beat the pairing of Anett Kontaveit of Estonia and Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals of the women's doubles.

Hsieh and Strycova have won four women's doubles titles in the 2019 season -- Dubai, Madrid, Birminghan and Wimbledon.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Evelyn Kao)