Hsieh Su-wei, Jan Zielinski Pair Win Australian Open Mixed Doubles Title

Hsieh Su-wei, Jan Zielinski Pair Win Australian Open Combined Doubles Title

The Taiwanese-Polish pair trailed Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski by a set and a break however survived a match level within the Match Tie-break to win 6-7(5), 6-4, 11-9.



Printed: January 26, 2024 11:29 AM IST


By IANS

Hsieh Su-wei, Jan Zielinski Pair Win Australian Open Mixed Doubles Title
Hsieh Su-wei, Jan Zielinski Pair Win Australian Open Combined Doubles Title

Melbourne: Hsieh Su-wei and Jan Zielinski scripted an epic comeback to assert the Australian Open blended doubles title, outlasting No.2 seeds Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski on Friday in Melbourne.

The Taiwanese-Polish pair trailed Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski by a set and a break however survived a match level within the Match Tie-break to win 6-7(5), 6-4, 11-9.

“It was thrilling and my accomplice is excellent. I do know he’s excellent from the baseline, on the internet, and the serve. I simply have to do my stuff to place the ball contained in the court docket and cross the online individual. That is my job, very clear. He’s doing his job so I’m doing my job and we’re doing good,” Hsieh mentioned within the champions’ press convention as quoted by WTA.

On Rod Laver Area, Hsieh and Zielinski rallied from a set and a break behind at 7-6, 4-2, successful 4 video games in a row to take the second set and arrange a match tiebreak.

Hsieh and Zielinski then led 4-0 and 6-2 within the breaker, however Krawczyk and Skupski produced a spirited rally to tie the rating. Krawczyk and Skupski even had a championship level (9-8) when Skupski hit two consecutive aces.

Nevertheless, a pair of overhead wins by Hsieh and Zielinski gave their staff a championship level at 10-9, which they scored after Skupski’s netted volley. From then, it was all Hsih/Zielinski, with a three-point run to complete the match. They gained the championship with just one set loss within the competitors, having proceeded to the ultimate with 4 straight-set victories.

Hsieh would possibly add one other crown to her Grand Slam title tally later this weekend since she can be within the girls’s doubles ultimate with Elise Mertens. Hsieh has gained 4 Wimbledon titles and two Roland Garros crowns, however she is aiming for her first Australian Open triumph in girls’s doubles.

“Because of my accomplice. We didn’t know till the final minute who we had been going to play blended doubles with. I used to be trying till the final day, or second-to-last day. We discovered one another on the ‘trying’ record and it labored out fairly effectively. So possibly we are able to preserve it going for the subsequent couple of tournaments. It was a fantastic run,” Zielinski mentioned in the course of the trophy ceremony.



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