Hsieh Su-wei

Hsieh Su-wei

Hsieh Su-Wei (born 4 January1986 in Kaohsiung) is a Chinese Taipei professional female tennis player. As of 15 September2008, she is ranked 83 in the WTA Tour Singles Rankings and is the second-highest ranked Chinese Taipei women's singles player. Hsieh won the women's gold in tennis at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar.



In 2006, Hsieh entered Wimbledon for the first time and lost in the first round in both Ladies' Singles and Ladies' Doubles.


In 2007, Hsieh entered Wimbledon again and lost in the first round in both Ladies' Singles and Ladies' Doubles.


Su-Wei Hsieh started 2008 by winning three matches to qualify for the Australian Open, where she won her first ever main draw Grand Slam match defeating Klara Zakopalova in three sets. In the second round, she beat the No.19 seed Sybille Bammer 6-2 6-0, and defeated Aravane Rezai in the third round to become first Chinese Taipei player to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam. She then lost in the fourth round to the World No.1, and No.1 seed Justine Henin in straight sets. The result would lift her into the Top 100 for the first time.

In March, Hsieh played at Indian Wells, losing in the first round to Elena Vesnina in three sets. A week later, she lost again, this time in the first round of qualifying, to Tatiana Poutchek in Miami. These two defeats saw her ranking fall to 116.

At the end of April, Hsieh entered the ITF tournament in Incheon as the first seed, and won the tournament, defeating fellow Chinese Yanze Xie in the final 7-5 6-7 6-4. As a result of this win, Hsieh's ranking rose to 99.

In June 2008, Hsieh had her best Wimbledon Ladies' Singles result by making it to the second round and losing to number 9 seed Dinara Safina of Russia, 6-3, 6-2. She beat Stephanie Cohen-Aloro of France 6-3, 6-2 in the first round. It was Hsieh's third Wimbledon appearance.

WTA Tour Titles (4)

Doubles (4)

Legend (doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
WTA Tour Championship (0)
Tier I (0)
Tier II (1)
Tier III (1)
Tier IV (2)
No. Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. September 23, 2007 Beijing, China II Hard Chuang Chia-jung Han Xinyun
Xu Yi-Fan
7-6(2), 6-3
2. September 30, 2007 Seoul, Korea IV Hard Chuang Chia-jung Eleni Daniilidou
Jasmin Woehr
6-2, 6-2
3. September 14, 2008 Bali, Indonesia III Hard Peng Shuai Marta Domachowska
Nadia Petrova
6–7(4), 7-6(3), 10–7
4. September 28, 2008 Seoul, Korea IV Hard Chuang Chia-jung Vera Dushevina
Maria Kirilenko
6–3, 6–0

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