Hsieh Su-wei enters round 2 of women's doubles at U.S. Open

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Hsieh Su-wei enters round 2 of women's doubles at U.S. Open

New York, Aug. 29 (CNA) Veteran Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and her partner Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus advanced to the second round of the women's doubles at the U.S. Open Wednesday, beating their opponents in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.

The 32-year-old Hsieh and 20-year-old Sabalenka defeated Darija Jurak of Croatia and Xenia Knoll of Switzerland 6-1 in the first set that lasted only 23 minutes.

Hsieh and Sabalenka then fought a seesaw battle in the second set before gaining a 4-3 lead in the seventh game, taking the set 6-3 and winning the match in 57 minutes.

In the women's singles, Hsieh won her match against Ekaterina Alexandrova of Russia 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the first round Tuesday. She will face 29th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia in the second round Thursday.

In addition to Hsieh, Latisha Chan (詹詠然) and her sister Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) are also playing in the women's doubles and mixed doubles.

In the women's doubles, world No. 3 Latisha Chan is teaming up with Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, while her sister is playing with Yang Zhaoxuan of China.

(By Ozzy Yin and Evelyn Kao)


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