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Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei reclaims World No. 1 doubles ranking
球后謝淑薇 重登網球女雙世界第一

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei, right, and the Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova pose with their runners-up trophies at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Jan. 31.

Photo: Reuters

The Women’s Tennis Association rankings received a shake up at this year’s Australian Open, with Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan reclaiming her place as World No. 1 in women’s doubles on Feb. 3 after reaching the tournament’s doubles final with Barbora Strycova from the Czech Republic.

Hsieh once held the throne for five non-consecutive weeks in May and June 2014 with her former doubles partner Peng Shuai from China. “Keep marching forward on solid ground step by step,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “Even if I fail, it is still my great journey. Welcome back to World No. 1.”

During an interview with the “All Tennis” app last month, the 34-year-old veteran player revealed that her coach is communicating with the Chinese Taipei Tennis Association (CTTA) about whether she will represent Taiwan in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Hsieh caused an uproar in 2016 by withdrawing from Taiwan’s team on the eve of the Rio Olympic Games due to a dispute with the CTTA.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






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2. reclaim v.


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3. non-consecutive adj.


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4. journey n.


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5. withdraw v.


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