Taiwan's Hsieh advances to U.S. Open third round with doubles partner

09/05/2021 12:00 PM
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Hsieh Su-wei. CNA file photo
Hsieh Su-wei. CNA file photo

Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and her partner Elise Mertens of Belgium advanced to the third round of the women's doubles at the United States Open Tennis Championships on Saturday with a straight sets win.

The top-seeded pair continued to dominate in New York, winning 6-4, 6-2, against Ulrikke Eikeri of Norway and Elixane Lechemia of France.

On Saturday, Hsieh and Mertens won 71 percent of their first-serve points and 83 percent on the second, only getting broken once during the match that lasted 66 minutes.

The pair will take on Belgians Greet Minnen and Alison Van Uytvanck in the third round.

The Taiwan-Belgium duo only teamed up early this year, but had already won a Wimbledon doubles title in July and is aiming to clinch their second consecutive major in New York.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Joseph Yeh)

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