Newspaper article China Post

Hsieh, Chuang Defeated in Olympic Quarterfinals

Newspaper article China Post

Hsieh, Chuang Defeated in Olympic Quarterfinals

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The China Post news staff and CNA--Taiwan tennis pair Hsieh Su-wei ([...]) and Chuang Chia-jung ([...]) were defeated in Olympic quarterfinals by the fourth-seeded Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in the women's doubles competition.

Despite the loss the pair will leave London having set a new record for Taiwanese tennis players by reaching the round of eight, following an upset win earlier Wednesday.

The win marked the first time that any Taiwanese tennis player, male or female, has ever made it past the last 16 at the Olympics.

Hsieh and Chuang did it the hard way, defeating Flavia Pennetta and Francesca Schiavone of Italy 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-4 in a grueling match that spanned Tuesday through Wednesday.

The Taiwanese duo lost the first set in a tiebreaker on Tuesday but fought hard in the second set later that day to score a 5-5 tie before the game was suspended due to failing light.

The situation turned around after the match resumed the following day, with Hsieh and Chuang breaking the Italian pair's serve and going on to win the second set 7-5 to force the game into a third set. …

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