Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei advances to Japan Women's Open singles final

09/15/2018 08:38 PM
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Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis player Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) is now one match away from the women's singles title at the Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open after winning two matches on Saturday.

The second-seeded Hsieh faced off against the fifth-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia in a quarterfinal that was scheduled for Friday but had to be postponed for a day because of rain.

After losing to Ajla 4-6 in the first set, Hsieh fought back in the second and third sets, which she won 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the semifinals.

In the semifinals, Hsieh defeated the fourth-seeded Wang Qiang (王薔) of China in two straight sets 6-4, 6-4.

Hsieh will face American Amanda Anisimova in the final on Sunday to take a shot at the title.

The Hana-Cupid Japan Women's Open, with a total purse of US$250,000, is being held in Hiroshima Sept. 10-16.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and CNA intern Wang Szu-chi)

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