Taiwan-China duo advances to final eight pairs of Australian Open

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Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇, front) and Peng Shuai (彭帥)/CNA file photo

Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇, front) and Peng Shuai (彭帥)/CNA file photo

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and her partner Peng Shuai (彭帥) of China continued their winning streak at the Australian Open Sunday, advancing to the final eight pairs in the women's doubles.

The Taiwan-China duo, seeded eighth in the first Grand Slam event of the year, defeated 12th-seeded Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and American Raquel Atawo 6-4, 6-2 in 70 minutes in their third-round match.

Hsieh and Peng struggled in the early stages of the match but then warmed up and never looked back, finishing the set 6-4.

The duo then continued to dominate the second set 6-2.

A day earlier, Hsieh also rolled past Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 7-5 in the third round of the women's singles.

She will next go up against world No. 21 Angelique Kerber of Germany in the fourth round for a chance in the quarterfinals.

Source: Australian Open TV YouTube channel

The tournament, which kicked off Jan. 15 in Melbourne, will run through Jan. 28.

(By Lung Po-an and William Yen)
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