Taiwan's Hsieh sisters advance to quarterfinals at Thoreau Tennis Open

08/03/2021 02:36 PM
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Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇). CNA file photo
Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇). CNA file photo

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) The sister duo Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and Hsieh Yu-chieh (謝語倢) on Monday defeated their American opponents to advance to the women's doubles quarterfinals at the Thoreau Tennis Open in Massachusetts, the United States.

The Taiwanese sisters were quick out of the gate, beating Lauren Davis and Christina McHale 6-3 in the first set.

The Taiwanese pair was able to break their opponents serve twice before taking the second set for a win, ending the match 6-2, at the Thoreau Club.

Hsieh Yu-chieh, the younger sister, had just come off a disappointing finish at the Tokyo Olympics, getting knocked out in the first round of the women's doubles, along with her Taiwanese partner Hsu Chieh-yu (許絜瑜).

The elder sister, meanwhile, did not compete in the Tokyo Games but has had an incredible season, bagging the women's doubles title at Wimbledon with her Belgian partner Elise Mertens in July.

The Thoreau Tennis Open, launched in 2019, is a tournament for professional female players. This year's tournament is being held until Sunday.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Ko Lin)

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