Saturday, July 6, 2013

Hsieh and Peng win Wimbledon doubles title

Hesieh Su-Wei and Peng Shuai, seeded 8th in doubles at Wimbledon, won the title today when they defeated 12th seeds Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 7-6, 6-1.

It's no great surprise that Hsieh and Peng have won their first major; the team has been playing really well for a while now. They have good friends for a long time--their friendship precedes their partnership--and they both hit double-handed on both sides. Add singles champion Marion Bartoli, and you have the first double-handed singles/doubles sweep in Wimbledon history. But of course!--this tournament has been nothing if not unusual.

The Wimbledon victory gives the team six titles. Hsieh's win makes her the first player from Chinese Taipei to win a major of any kind.

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