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Hsieh, Fleming fail to advance to semis in mixed doubles


Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and her partner Colin Fleming of the UK were stopped from advancing in the mixed doubles at Wimbledon on Friday, after losing their quarter-final match against Slovenian player Katarina Srebotnik and her Serbian teammate Nenad Zimonjic 6-7, 3-6.

Throughout the match, Hsieh and Fleming’s serves appeared weaker than those of the third-seed pair. In addition, they were unable to break their opponents’ serves, despite recording only four unforced errors, compared with seven from the Srebotnik-Zimonjic duo.

For Hsieh, her experience at Wimbledon was not fruitless.

“I gained a lot at Wimbledon,” she said on her Facebook page.

“I created a limitless possibility for myself with limited sources,” said the veteran tennis player who is currently ranked No. 63 in the world.

Hsieh, 26, managed to make it into the last 32 of the women’s singles event at the Grand Slam tournament, but was defeated by the world’s top-ranked Maria Sharapova of Russia. Despite the defeat, it was her best singles performance at Wimbledon.

Hsieh, who recently secured a place in the ladies singles at the London Olympic Games that start on July 27, can now rest for the challenge ahead.

Hsieh said that in order to secure a place at the Olympics, she has only taken a total of four weeks off in the past six months.

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