Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei exits U.S. Open women's singles

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Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) / CNA file photo

Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) / CNA file photo

New York, Aug. 30 (CNA) Veteran Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) exited the U.S. Open women's singles Thursday in a second round loss.

Hsieh, ranked No. 43 in the world for women's singles was defeated by Dominika Cibulkova, ranked 35, of Slovakia 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 6-4 in one hour and 50 minutes.

Before the game, Hsieh had lost her last three matches against Cibulkova, including a defeat at Wimbledon in July.

Despite exiting the singles, Hsieh is still scheduled to compete alongside Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus against Nina Stojanovic of Serbia and Fanny Stollar of Hungary in round 2 of the women's doubles Friday.

Hsieh and Sabalenka advanced to the second round by defeating Darija Jurak of Croatia and Xenia Knoll of Switzerland in straight sets 6-1, 6-3 in the first round Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in round one of the women's doubles Thursday, Taiwan's world No. 3 Latisha Chan (詹詠然) and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus downed Ana Bogdan of Romania and Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.

Chan's first round win follows on from her sister Chan Hao-ching's (詹皓晴) win Wednesday with Yang Zhaoxuan (楊釗煊) from China in round 1 against United States duo Alison Riske and Taylor Townsend 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

Chan Hao-ching and Yang face the U.S. duo of Caroline Dolehide and Christina McHale in round 2 of the women's doubles on Friday.

(By Ozzy Yin and William Yen)

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