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Photo of Su-Wei Hsieh
04 Jan 1986
Taiwan, Province of China


Su-wei Hsieh was introduced to tennis by father at age 5. Played first professional tournament at ITF level in New Zealand in 2001 and started her career by winning her first 33 matches (mix of ITF and tour level).


In 2008, at Australian Open, she clinched the round 16 as a qualifier, losing to Justine Henin. It remained her best singles major results since 2018, when she equaled that run losing to Kerber.


In 2012, Hsieh won her first two singles titles in Kuala Lumpur (as qualifier, d. Martic in F) and Guangzhou (d. Robson in F). She was just the second player from Chinese Taipei to win a tour-level singles title after Wang Shi-Ting who won six titles in 1990s. At the end of the season, she qualified for 2012 Tournament of Champions-Sofia (went 1-2 in round robin play).


In 2013 Hsieh recorded career-high singles ranking of No.23 on February 25 and won the maiden Grand Slam doubles title, with Shuai Peng at Wimbledon (d. Barty/Dellacqua in final). That season she qualified for the first time for the WTA Finals in doubles, emerging as champions (d.Makarova/Vesnina in final).


In 2014, Hsieh and Peng won the Roland Garros doubles title (d.Errani/Vinci) and finished as runners-up at the WTA Finals (l. Black/Mirza in F). Hsieh became first player from Chinese Taipei (male or female) to achieve the WTA World No.1 doubles ranking on May 12, 2014 and held the top spot for five non-consecutive weeks.


In 2015 she finished as No.107 as she reached the semifinals in Kuala Lumpur (l. to Wozniacki) and the quarterfinals at Tokyo [Japan Open].


2016 season highlights included a semifinals run at Kaohsiung (l. Doi) and the quarterfinals showing at Prague (l. eventual champion Safarova). She ended 2016 by winning 27th singles title on the ITF Circuit at $100K in Dubai.


Hsieh posted her second successive Top 100 rankings finish in 2017, at No.97, and the fifth Top 100 singles season of career. That year, she reached the quarter-finals in Nanchang (l. Y.Wang) and concluded the year with runner-up effort at WTA 125K Series event in Hua Hin, Thailand (l. Bencic). In 2017 Hsieh claimed also their second Top 20 win defeating No.8 Konta at Roland Garros and reached 20 tour-level doubles titles, having won in Biel (w/Niculescu) and Budapest (w/Kalashnikova).



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