Hsieh Su-wei is a Taiwanese professional female tennis player. Hsieh has a very different style of play, compared to most of the other players. She hits the ball with two hands on both sides, thus hitting very flat. Her unorthodox way of playing creates many big angles in her game and makes her shots unpredictable. Hsieh displayed stunning results in the 2001 season as a 15-year-old. Playing on the ITF Circuit, she won all of the five events she entered at Wellington, Kaohsiung, Bangkok (twice) and Peachtree City from January until November. In 2006, Hsieh entered Wimbledon for the first time and lost in the first round in both Ladies' Singles and Ladies' Doubles.
Su-wei started 2008 by winning three matches to qualify for the Australian Open, where she won her first ever main draw Grand Slam match defeating Klára Zakopalová in three sets. In June 2008, Hsieh had her best Wimbledon Ladies' Singles result by making it to the second round and losing to number 9 seedDinara Safina of Russia. She went on to win three WTA doubles titles over the course of the year 2009, each with Peng, winning in Sydney, Rome, and Beijing. Partnering with Zheng Jie, she won the doubles event at the 2011 Guangzhou International Women's Open. Hsieh won 3 ITF singles titles in 2011; at Mildura, Beijing and Seoul. In March 2012, aged 26, she won her first WTA singles title, beating Petra Martic at the BMW Malaysian Open.
Teams considered to be the best in the world by the Laureus Academy over the past decade have included FC Barcelona, the European Ryder Cup team and China’s Olympic squad. But you would be hard pushed to find a more dominant team in world sport right now than the women’s doubles partnership of China’s Peng […]
…not Li Na, who today was officially confirmed as the number 2 player in the world, but Peng Shuai, who has just risen to the top of the rankings – in doubles. Peng (above left), whose usual partner is Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei (above right), won the Qatar Open this weekend, their 10th WTA doubles title […]
The big news from the tennis world this weekend was not, of course, Andy Murray becoming Britain’s first winner of the men’s Wimbledon title for 77 years, but China’s Peng Shuai teaming up with Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan to win the women’s … Continue reading →