Taiwan's Hsieh wins WTA doubles title in Hungary

2017/02/26 21:43:40
(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

Taipei, Feb. 26 (CNA) Taiwan's top female tennis player, Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇), and her partner from Georgia won the doubles final of the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest on Sunday.

Hsieh and Oksana Kalashnikova topped Arina Rodionova from Australia and Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan 10-4 in a super-tiebreaker after winning the first set 6-3 and losing the next one 6-4.

The turning point in the first set came when Hsieh and her partner broke their opponent's serve in the seventh game with the score tied at 3-3 to give them the momentum to close out the set.

After stumbling in the second set, Hsieh and Kalashnikova took an early lead in the super-tiebreaker and never relinquished it to win the title.

It was Hsieh's first doubles title since June 2014 when she and Peng Shuai of China won the doubles at the French Open, becoming the first Taiwanese player to grab that honor.

The Hungarian Ladies Open was held in Budapest from Feb. 19-26, with a prize money totaling US$250,000.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Elizabeth Hsu)
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