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.