Hsieh sisters advance at Citi Open

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Hsieh Su-wei

Hsieh Su-wei

Washington, July 30 (CNA) Taiwan tennis ace Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and her younger sister Hsieh Yu-chieh (謝語倢) advanced to the second round of the women's singles and women's doubles, respectively, at the 2019 Citi Open in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.

Fourth seed Hsieh Su-wei, who lifted her third women's doubles trophy at Wimbledon earlier this month, defeated Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-4, 6-3 in two straight sets in the opening round to go through to the second round.

Meanwhile, the younger Hsieh and her Chinese partner You Xiaodi (尤曉迪) beat Anna Blinkova of the Czech Republic and Kateřina Siniaková of Russia 2-6, 6-2 and 10-8 in the first round of the women's doubles to move through to the second round.

Hsieh Su-wei said her performance Tuesday was better than expected, as she had been having dizzy spells since she arrived in Washington on Monday. She said she hoped to be able to adapt soon to the environment and the weather there so that she could maintain her form.

(By Chiang Chin-yeh and Evelyn Kao)
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