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Taiwan’s Hsieh moves into second round at Hua Hin

By Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the second round of the Hua Hin WTA 125K tournament in Thailand yesterday after a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Bunyawi Thamchaiwat.

World No. 107 Hsieh saw off the 631st-ranked Thai in 1 hour, 26 minutes, saving four of six break points and converting four of seven.

Hsieh, who won 75 of the 138 points contested, is likely to next face a tougher test against Chinese second seed Zheng Saisai.

The world No. 70 was due to play fellow Chinese Lu Jia-jing in the late match last night.

Also advancing to the second round yesterday were Japanese third and fifth seeds Nao Hibino and Kurumi Nara, who defeated Alexa Glatch of the US 6-1, 6-3 and Zhang Kai-lin of China 6-2, 6-4 respectively.

Patricia Maria Tig advanced after Zhu Lin of China retired, with the Romanian having won the first set 6-4, while Wang Qiang downed fellow Chinese Yang Zhaoxuan 6-3, 7-5.

Thailand’s Luksika Kumkhum knocked out eighth seed Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 and Wang Yafan of China ousted seventh seed Timea Babos of Hungary 6-2, 6-3.

In the doubles, fourth seeds Chan Chin-wei of Taiwan and Ksenia Lykina of Russia crashed out in the first round after falling to a 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) defeat to Glatch and Xu Yi-fan of China.

Glatch and Xu saved three of five break points and converted three of four, winning 69 of the 123 points contested to stun the seeded Taiwanese-Russian pairing in 1 hour, 8 minutes.

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