Taiwan had an almost flawless day against Uzbekistan in Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone play yesterday, sweeping their round-robin matchup in Shenzhen, China.
The matchup of Pool A teams saw Taiwan take six of a total seven sets played, including straight-sets victories in two matches.
Hsieh Su-wei faced Sabina Sharipova in the first match, winning 6-3, 6-1.
Taoyuan’s Chang Kai-chen needed three sets to beat Nigina Abduraimova in the second match, 0-6, 6-4, 7-5.
In the third and final match, Taiwanese pair Chan Yung-jan and Chuang Chia-jung defeated Akgul Amanmuradova and Iroda Tulyaganova 7-5, 7-6 (7/4).
The Asia/Oceania Group 1 round robin, which features seven countries competing in two pools, began yesterday and runs through Saturday.
Taiwan will have a much more challenging day today, as they face off against pool A rivals China, who boast a team comprising of Li Na, Peng Shuai, Zheng Jie, Zhang Shuai and Lu Ling as captain.
The countries competing in Pool B are Thailand, Kazakhstan, South Korea and Indonesia.