Taiwan's Hsieh and doubles partner edged out of Rogers Cup

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Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇) and Belgian Kirsten Flipkens saw their Rogers Cup run end in Toronto on Friday after falling in a super tiebreaker in the quarterfinals of the women's doubles.

Hsieh and Flipkens, seeded fourth in Toronto, fell to sixth seeds Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and Ashleigh Barty of Australia 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5) in a match that lasted 75 minutes.

It was the first time Hsieh and Flipkens had teamed up, as Hsieh's regular playing partner, Czech Barbora Strycova, has taken a break since winning the women's doubles with Hsieh and reaching the semifinals in singles at Wimbledon in July.

Azarenka and Barty were too much for the Taiwanese-Belgian duo when they started showing the same dominating form in the second set that took them past Julia Goerges of Germany and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the previous round.

Hsieh also played in the women's singles at the Rogers Cup but was ousted in the opening round by unseeded American Sonia Kenin 6-4, 6-3. Kenin has since gone on a run of upsets to reach the semifinals.

The 33-year-old Taiwanese is currently ranked fifth in the world in doubles and 30th in singles.

The Rogers Cup is the third oldest tennis tournament after only Wimbledon and the US Open.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Ko Lin)
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