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Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei reaches Brisbane doubles final

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Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇, left) and her doubles partner Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic. (Photo taken from brisbaneinternational.com.au)

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and her doubles partner Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic reached the women's doubles final at the 2020 Brisbane International Tennis Tournament Saturday.

The reigning Wimbledon champions overpowered unseeded Yang Zhaoxuan of China and Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine 7-6(7-3), 6-3 to advance to the final.

Top seeds Hsieh and Strycova got off to a weak start in the first set, trailing their opponents 0-3.

However, they rallied to take a 5-0 lead in the tie-break before going on to win the set.

In the second set, the Taiwan-Czech duo took an early lead and stayed in front to win 6-3 and secured a two sets to love victory over Yang and Kichenok.

Hsieh and Strycova will next face Ashleigh Barty of Australia and Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands for the Brisbane International women's doubles title on Sunday.

(By Chu Hsiang-ping and Evelyn Kao)

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