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Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese: 謝淑薇; pinyin: Xiè Shūwēi; Taiwanese Mandarin: [ɕjê sǔ wěi]; born on 4 January 1986) is a Taiwanese professional tennis player. Her career-high singles ranking is world No. 23, a position she reached on 25 February 2013. She won the doubles events of 2013 Wimbledon Championships, the 2014 French Open and 2013 WTA Tour Championships, all partnered with Peng Shuai.[2] Her singles achievements include reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open in 2008 and 2018, and the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2018 (where she upset the reigning French Open champion and world No. 1 Simona Halep in the third round). She is the first Taiwanese tennis player, male or female, in history to achieve a top-25 ranking in singles, and the first to achieve a world No. 1 ranking in doubles. She is one of Taiwan's most successful tennis players, having won three singles and 22 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, and seven medals at the Asian Games.

Hsieh Su-wei
謝淑薇
Hsieh Su-wei, 2014 (cropped).jpg
Hsieh Su-wei in 2014
Country (sports) Taiwan
ResidenceTaipei
Born (1986-01-04) 4 January 1986 (age 33)
Hsinchu, Taiwan[1]
Height1.69 m (5 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
CoachPaul McNamee (2011–)
Prize moneyUS$6,649,236
Singles
Career record485–297 (62.02%)
Career titles3 WTA, 27 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 23 (25 February 2013)
Current rankingNo. 24 (2 April 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2008, 2018)
French Open3R (2017)
Wimbledon4R (2018)
US Open2R (2008, 2013, 2018)
Doubles
Career record443–241 (64.77%)
Career titles22 WTA, 1 WTA 125K, 23 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 1 (12 May 2014)
Current rankingNo. 17 (25 February 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2018)
French OpenW (2014)
WimbledonW (2013)
US OpenSF (2012)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2013)
Olympic GamesQF (2012)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2015)
French Open2R (2009, 2010, 2013)
WimbledonSF (2011)
US OpenSF (2009)
Team competitions
Fed Cup21–12
Hopman Cup3–8
Last updated on: 7 April 2019.
Hsieh Su-wei
Traditional Chinese謝淑薇
Simplified Chinese谢淑薇

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BiographyEdit

Hsieh was born to parents Hsieh Tze-lung and Ho Fom-ju in Hsinchu and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She was introduced to tennis by her father at five years of age. Her younger sister, Hsieh Shu-ying, is also a professional tennis player. Hsieh named her tennis idols as Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi.[3] She has trained at a Taipei tennis school run by Hu Na, a former mainland Chinese player who defected to the US in 1982.[4]

After Hsieh having won the 2013 Wimbledon doubles title, her father said that a Chinese company had offered her a sponsorship deal worth 10 million yuan ($1.63 million) per year, on the condition that she switch her citizenship to the People's Republic of China. His remarks caused controversy in Taiwan as Hsieh stated that she would consider taking the offer. In response, the government of Taiwan mobilized domestic companies to offer her competing deals.[4][5]

Playing styleEdit

Hsieh has a very different style of play compared to most other players. She hits the ball with two hands on both sides, thus hitting very flat. Her unorthodox way of playing creates many big angles in her game and makes her shots unpredictable. She made a quip at the Australian Open saying, "Actually, my boyfriend was looking at her [Kerber] game earlier this morning. I forgot to ask him what she play, so, I actually have no plan to go on the court. So I was trying to go my Su-Wei style, you know."[6]

Hsieh, unlike most other players, is able to play drop shots and slices on clay court successfully.

Many top players have praised her unusual playing style. Maria Sharapova, after her third-round win over Hsieh at Wimbledon 2012, said, "I faced her many times in the juniors. She used to be a nightmare for me because she used to slice and dropshot on clay. I was like, 'Where did they learn how to play tennis like that?' She uses both hands, switches racquets. That's her game: it's to hit a lot of dropshots and slices and get people kind of crazy. We used to have real battles in the juniors. I knew her game really well and I don't think she had time to do all of that today on grass. If I'm hitting a hard‑paced shot, I don't think she really has time to create, which is something that she really likes to do."[7]

Professional careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

During the 2001 Australian Open Junior Grand Slam event, Hsieh reached the girls' singles quarterfinals[8] and the round of 16 in the girls doubles event with partner Natalie Ko,[8] losing in two sets to eventual champions, Petra Cetkovská and Barbora Strýcová.[8] Hsieh displayed stunning results in the 2001 season as a 15-year-old. Playing on the ITF Women's Circuit, she won all of the five events she entered at Wellington, Kaohsiung, Bangkok (twice), and Peachtree City from January until November. She also competed on her first two WTA Tour events, reaching the semifinals in Bali and the quarterfinals in Pattaya. Although she only played seven tournaments in 2001, she had an impressive 41–2 record, in addition to starting her career with 37 wins in a row. She had success on the doubles circuit as well, reaching two finals and winning one of them.

2006–2008Edit

In 2006, Hsieh entered Wimbledon for the first time and lost in the first round in both singles and women's doubles. The following year, she entered Wimbledon again, losing in the first round in both, singles and doubles.

Su-wei started 2008 by winning three matches to qualify for the Australian Open, where she won her first main-draw Grand Slam match, defeating Klára Zakopalová in three sets. In the second round, she beat 19th seed Sybille Bammer and defeated Aravane Rezaï in the third round to become first Taiwan team player to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam. She then lost in the fourth round to the world No. 1 Justine Henin in straight sets. The result would lift her into the top 100 for the first time.

In March, Hsieh played at Indian Wells, losing in the first round to Elena Vesnina in three sets. A week later, she lost again, this time in the first round of qualifying, to Tatiana Poutchek in Miami. These two defeats saw her ranking fall to 116.

At the end of April, Hsieh entered the ITF tournament in Incheon as the first seed, and won the tournament, defeating Chinese player Yanze Xie in three sets. As a result of this win, her ranking rose to No. 99.

In June 2008, she had her best Wimbledon ladies' singles result by making it to the second round, losing there to No. 9 seed Dinara Safina. She beat Stéphanie Cohen-Aloro in the first round. It was Hsieh's third Wimbledon appearance.

2009Edit

In January at the Australian Open, unseeded Hsieh lost to unseeded compatriot Chan Yung-jan in the first round of women's singles. In women's doubles, she partnered with Peng Shuai of China and as the No. 16 seeds defeated the second seeds Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain in the third round and made it to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champions, 10th-seeded Serena Williams and Venus Williams. Hsieh won three WTA doubles titles over the course of the year, each with Peng, winning in Sydney, Rome, and Beijing, and finished the year at No. 9 in the doubles rankings.

2010–2011Edit

She lost in round one of the Guangzhou International Open to Han Xinyun. This was her only main-draw WTA match of 2010.

At Wimbledon, she reached the semifinals of mixed doubles, with Australia's Paul Hanley. Partnering Zheng Jie, she won the doubles event at the Guangzhou International Women's Open. Hsieh won three ITF singles titles in 2011, at Mildura, Beijing and Seoul.

2012Edit

In March 2012, aged 26, she won her first WTA singles title, beating Petra Martić at the Malaysian Open. She also reached the third round of Wimbledon for the first time losing to then-world No. 1 Maria Sharapova.

At the Summer Olympics, she represented Taiwan in the women's singles and in women's doubles with Chuang Chia-Jung.[9] Although she was knocked on in the first round of the singles, she and her partner reached the quarterfinals in the doubles.[9]

In September, she beat Laura Robson of Great Britain in three sets to win the Guangzhou International Open – her second WTA singles title. Despite being 0–2 down in each of the first two sets, having five match points saved in the second set, and being 0–3 down in the final set, she fought back to win in searing heat. The match had to be suspended at one set apiece as both players suffered in soaring temperatures.

2013: Top 25Edit

Hsieh began the season at the inaugural Shenzhen Open, seeded fourth. She lost in the second round to Annika Beck. She then lost in the first round of the Hobart International to regular doubles partner Peng Shuai. At the Australian Open, Hsieh won her first round but lost in the second to Svetlana Kuznetsova. In doubles, Hsieh and Peng lost a tough match to top seeds Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci in the third round.

Hsieh entered the PTT Pattaya Open but lost to Marina Erakovic in the first round. She then lost in the second round in Doha and Dubai. As the defending champion in Kuala Lumpur, Hsieh was seeded second and advanced to the quarterfinals with wins over Kurumi Nara and Zhang Shuai. However, she lost in the quarterfinals to eventual finalist Bethanie Mattek-Sands, an her ranking fell from 23 to No. 35. Hsieh then fell in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open and Sony Open Tennis.

During the clay season, she fell in first round of the Mutua Madrid Open, Italian Open, French Open and second round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg in singles, but won a doubles title in Internazional BNL d'Italia with Peng Shuai. Having tasted success in doubles, she then went on and won four additional titles with Peng Shuai in doubles, namely Wimbledon Championships, Western and Southern Open, Guangzhou International Women's Open and WTA Tour Championships. By qualifying and winning the WTA Tour Championships, Hsieh (along with Peng) became the first Asian player of any kind to ever won a season-ending championship and finished her doubles season ranked No. 3 in the world.

Hsieh's singles season ended disappointing with numerous first-round fells and only five second round shows in AEGON International, Wimbledon Championships, US Open, Guangzhou International Women's Open and BGL BNP Paribas Luxembourg Open.

2014Edit

 
Hsieh, 2014

After training with her coach Paul McNamee in Australia, she started her season by playing in qualification of Brisbane International and Sydney. She lost in qualifications for both tournaments but received a lucky-loser spot in Brisbane due to Caroline Wozniacki withdrawing late. She lost in round three to Carla Suárez Navarro. At PTT Pattaya Open, Hsieh was defeated in the first round by Tadeja Majerič but won a week later in qualifying at Qatar Total Open; in first round of the main draw, she also defeated Flavia Pennetta before losing to Sara Errani.

At Doha, Hsieh won her first doubles title with Peng Shuai in 2014 and reached career-high No. 2 in doubles. Later in May, with the semifinal run in doubles at Madrid, Hsieh will share the No. 1 ranking with Peng for at least a week, establishing the first individual in Taiwan to receive the No. 1 ranking in tennis, whether in singles or doubles, male or female. However, she failed to defend her title with Peng in Internazional BNL d'Italia by losing to Medina Garrigues and Shvedova in the second round in straight sets.

With doubles competition in the way, Hsieh missed all the singles events during the clay season except French Open, where she lost in the first round of qualifying. In doubles, she came through one of the most difficult doubles draws with Peng by defeating unseeded Svetlana Kuznetsova and Samantha Stosur in the first round in straight sets, breezed through former No. 1, 15th seed Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond in the third round, grinded three sets with fifth seed Sania Mirza and Cara Black in the quarterfinals and Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez Navarro, whom they lost to in Madrid, in the semifinals and defeated second seed Errani and Vinci in the final in straight sets.

2015Edit

At the Australian Open, Hsieh lost in the qualifying first round for singles, and main-draw second round for doubles, but she reached semifinals in mixed doubles with Pablo Cuevas.

In April, she won two $25,000 tournaments (in Shenzhen and Nanning).

2018Edit

Commencing 2018, Hsieh reached her first WTA Tour semifinal since the WTA Taiwan Open in February 2016, losing to Julia Görges at the Auckland Open. Next, at the Australian Open, she defeated both third seed Garbine Muguruza and 26th seed Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets to reach the fourth round (matching her previous best performance at Grand Slam level ten years prior) before losing to Angelique Kerber. At Wimbledon, she recorded the biggest victory of her career by upsetting world No. 1 Simona Halep in the third round before she lost to Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets.

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2013 Wimbledon Grass   Peng Shuai   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
7–6 (7–1), 6–1
Win 2014 French Open Clay   Peng Shuai   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–1

Year-end championshipsEdit

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2013 WTA Finals, Istanbul Hard (i)   Peng Shuai   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
6–4, 7–5
Loss 2014 WTA Finals, Singapore Hard (i)   Peng Shuai   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
1–6, 0–6

Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 tournamentsEdit

Doubles: 10 (9 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2009 Rome Clay   Peng Shuai   Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 7–6 (7–5)
Win 2009 Beijing Hard   Peng Shuai   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–3, 6–1
Win 2013 Rome (2) Clay   Peng Shuai   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 2013 Cincinnati Hard   Peng Shuai   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke
2–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Win 2014 Doha Hard   Peng Shuai   Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–0
Win 2014 Indian Wells Hard   Peng Shuai   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
7–6 (7–5), 6–2
Loss 2017 Cincinnati Hard   Monica Niculescu   Latisha Chan
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Win 2018 Indian Wells (2) Hard   Barbora Strýcová   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–4
Win 2019 Dubai Hard   Barbora Strýcová   Lucie Hradecká
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–4, 6–4
Win 2019 Madrid Clay   Barbora Strýcová   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–1

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 titles)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (3–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2012 Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur International Hard   Petra Martić 2–6, 7–5, 4–1 ret.
Win 2–0 Sep 2012 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Laura Robson 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Win 3–0 Sep 2018 Japan Women's Open, Hiroshima International Hard   Amanda Anisimova 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 33 (22 titles, 11 runners-up)Edit

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (2–0)
WTA Tour Championships (1–1)
Tier I / Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (9–1)
Tier II / Premier (2–3)
Tier III, IV & V / International (8–6)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2004 Korea Open, Seoul Tier IV Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Cho Yoon-jeong
  Jeon Mi-ra
3–6, 6–1, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Jan 2007 Auckland Open, New Zealand Tier IV Hard   Shikha Uberoi   Janette Husárová
  Paola Suárez
0–6, 2–6
Loss 0–3 Feb 2007 Bangalore Open, India Tier III Hard   Alla Kudryavtseva   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [9–11]
Win 1–3 Sep 2007 China Open, Beijing Tier II Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Han Xinyun
  Xu Yifan
7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win 2–3 Sep 2007 Korea Open, Seoul Tier IV Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Eleni Daniilidou
  Jasmin Wöhr
6–2, 6–2
Loss 2–4 Feb 2008 Thailand Open, Bangkok Tier IV Hard   Vania King   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–5 Aug 2008 Cincinnati Open, United States Tier III Hard   Yaroslava Shvedova   Maria Kirilenko
  Nadia Petrova
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Win 3–5 Sep 2008 Bali International, Indonesia Tier III Hard   Peng Shuai   Marta Domachowska
  Nadia Petrova
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), [10–7]
Win 4–5 Sep 2008 Korea Open, Seoul (2) Tier IV Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Vera Dushevina
  Maria Kirilenko
6–3, 6–0
Win 5–5 Jan 2009 Sydney International, Australia Premier Hard   Peng Shuai   Nathalie Dechy
  Casey Dellacqua
6–0, 6–1
Win 6–5 May 2009 Italian Open, Rome Premier 5 Clay   Peng Shuai   Daniela Hantuchová
  Ai Sugiyama
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Win 7–5 Oct 2009 China Open, Beijing (2) Premier M Hard   Peng Shuai   Alla Kudryavtseva
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–3, 6–1
Win 8–5 Sep 2011 Guangzhou Open, China International Hard   Zheng Saisai   Chan Chin-wei
  Han Xinyun
6–2, 6–1
Win 9–5 Jun 2012 Birmingham Classic, United Kingdom International Grass   Tímea Babos   Liezel Huber
  Lisa Raymond
7–5, 6–7(2–7), [10–8]
Win 10–5 May 2013 Italian Open, Rome (2) Premier 5 Clay   Peng Shuai   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Win 11–5 Jul 2013 Wimbledon, London Grand Slam Grass   Peng Shuai   Ashleigh Barty
  Casey Dellacqua
7–6(7–1), 6–1
Win 12–5 Aug 2013 Cincinnati Open, United States Premier 5 Hard   Peng Shuai   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Květa Peschke
2–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Win 13–5 Sep 2013 Guangzhou Open, China (2) International Hard   Peng Shuai   Vania King
  Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 4–6, [12–10]
Win 14–5 Oct 2013 WTA Finals, Istanbul WTA Finals Hard (i)   Peng Shuai   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
6–4, 7–5
Win 15–5 Feb 2014 Qatar Open, Doha Premier 5 Hard   Peng Shuai   Květa Peschke
  Katarina Srebotnik
6–4, 6–0
Win 16–5 Mar 2014 Indian Wells Open, United States Premier M Hard   Peng Shuai   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 17–5 Jun 2014 French Open, Paris Grand Slam Clay   Peng Shuai   Sara Errani
  Roberta Vinci
6–4, 6–1
Loss 17–6 Oct 2014 WTA Finals, Singapore WTA Finals Hard (i)   Peng Shuai   Cara Black
  Sania Mirza
1–6, 0–6
Loss 17–7 Feb 2015 Qatar Open, Doha Premier Hard   Sania Mirza   Raquel Kops-Jones
  Abigail Spears
4–6, 4–6
Win 18–7 Feb 2017 Hungarian Ladies Open, Budapest International Hard (i)   Oksana Kalashnikova   Arina Rodionova
  Galina Voskoboeva
6–3, 4–6, [10–4]
Win 19–7 Apr 2017 Ladies Open Biel Bienne, Switzerland International Hard (i)   Monica Niculescu   Timea Bacsinszky
  Martina Hingis
5–7, 6–3, [10–7]
Loss 19–8 Aug 2017 Cincinnati Open, United States Premier 5 Hard   Monica Niculescu   Chan Yung-jan
  Martina Hingis
6–4, 4–6, [7–10]
Loss 19–9 Feb 2018 Dubai Championships, UAE Premier Hard   Peng Shuai   Chan Hao-ching
  Yang Zhaoxuan
6–4, 2–6, [6–10]
Win 20–9 Mar 2018 Indian Wells Open, United States (2) Premier M Hard   Barbora Strýcová   Ekaterina Makarova
  Elena Vesnina
6–4, 6–4
Loss 20–10 Aug 2018 Connecticut Open, New Haven, United States Premier Hard   Laura Siegemund   Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková
  Barbora Strýcová
4–6, 7–6(9–7), [4–10]
Loss 20-11 Sep 2018 Korea Open, Seoul International Hard   Hsieh Yu-chieh   Choi Ji-hee
  Han Na-lae
3–6, 2–6
Win 21–11 Feb 2019 Dubai Championships, UAE Premier 5 Hard   Barbora Strýcová   Lucie Hradecká
  Ekaterina Makarova
6–4, 6–4
Win 22–11 May 2019 Madrid Open, Spain Premier M Clay   Barbora Strýcová   Gabriela Dabrowski
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–1

WTA 125 series finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner–up)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2017 Hua Hin Challenger, Thailand Hard   Belinda Bencic 3–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Nov 2017 Hawaii Tennis Open, United States Hard   Hsieh Shu-ying   Eri Hozumi
  Asia Muhammad
6–1, 7–6(7–3)

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 31 (27–4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (21–3)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (3–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Feb 2001 ITF Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Shelley Stephens 6–2, 6–4
Win 2. Mar 2001 ITF Kaohsiung, Taiwan Hard   Chuang Chia-jung 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 3. Aug 2001 ITF Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Angelique Widjaja 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Win 4. Aug 2001 ITF Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Napaporn Tongsalee 6–3, 6–2
Win 5. Sep 2001 ITF Peachtree City, United States Hard   Marie-Eve Pelletier 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 6. Aug 2003 ITF Saitama, Japan Hard (i)   Ryoko Takemura 6–3, 6–2
Loss 1. May 2004 ITF Seoul, South Korea Hard   Kim Jin-hee 2–6, 4–6
Win 7. Jun 2005 ITF Gunma, Japan Carpet   Seiko Okamoto 6–1, 6–2
Win 8. Jun 2005 ITF Seoul, South Korea Hard   Kim Jin-hee 6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Win 9. Jun 2005 ITF Incheon, South Korea Hard   Yoo Mi 6–1, 6–2
Win 10. Jul 2005 ITF Kurume, Japan Grass   Erika Takao 6–2, 6–3
Win 11. Nov 2006 ITF Sutama, Japan Clay   Chuang Chia-jung 6–4, 6–3
Loss 2. Nov 2006 ITF Kaohsiung, Taiwan Hard   Chan Yung-jan 7–5, 6–7(6–8), 0–6
Win 12. Mar 2007 ITF Redding, United States Hard   Ekaterina Afinogenova 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–5)
Win 13. May 2007 ITF Gimcheon, South Korea Hard   Chan Chin-wei 6–2, 6–4
Win 14. Apr 2008 ITF Incheon, South Korea Hard   Xie Yanze 6–1, 6–1
Win 15. Sep 2008 ITF Tsukuba, Japan Hard   Xie Yanze 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Win 16. Oct 2008 ITF Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Akiko Yonemura 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Win 17. Sep 2009 ITF Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Misaki Doi 2–6, 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Win 18. Feb 2011 ITF Mildura, Australia Grass   Katie O'Brien 6–1, 6–2
Loss 3. Jul 2011 ITF Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   Ayu Fani Damayanti 3–6, 4–6
Win 19. Aug 2011 ITF Beijing, China Hard   Kurumi Nara 6–2, 6–2
Win 20. Oct 2011 ITF Seoul, South Korea Hard   Yurika Sema 6–1, 6–0
Win 21. Apr 2012 ITF Wenshan, China Hard   Zheng Saisai 6–3, 6–3
Win 22. Sep 2012 ITF Ningbo, China Hard   Zhang Shuai 6–2, 6–2
Win 23. Oct 2012 ITF Suzhou, China Hard   Duan Yingying 6–2, 6–2
Win 24. Apr 2015 ITF Shenzhen, China Hard   Yang Zhaoxuan 6–2, 6–2
Win 25. May 2015 ITF Nanning, China Hard   Jang Su-jeong 6–2, 6–3
Win 26. Nov 2015 ITF Nanjing, China Hard   Yulia Putintseva 7–6(7–5), 2–6, 6–2
Loss 4. Jun 2016 ITF Marseille, France Clay   Danka Kovinić 2–6, 3–6
Win 27. Dec 2016 ITF Dubai, UAE Hard   Natalia Vikhlyantseva 6–2, 6–2

Doubles (23–15)Edit

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 29 January 2001 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Annette Kolb   Donna McIntyre
  Shelley Stephens
5–7, 6–0, 2–6
Winner 1. 5 August 2001 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Chae Kyung-yee
  Kim Jin-hee
6–1, 6–3
Winner 2. 21 April 2002 Gunma, Japan Carpet   Chan Chin-wei   Kumiko Iijima
  Mari Inoue
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 21 April 2002 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Choi Jin-young
  Kim Mi-ok
2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 3. 25 August 2003 Saitama, Japan Hard   Mari Inoue   Chang Kyung-mi
  Ryoko Takemura
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 25 August 2003 Fukuoka, Japan Hard   Mari Inoue   Tomoko Taira
  Mayumi Yamamoto
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 15 September 2003 Kyoto, Japan Carpet (i)   Mari Inoue   Chang Kyung-mi
  Ryoko Takemura
5–7, 5–7
Winner 3. 21 June 2004 Incheon, South Korea Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Choi Jin-young
  Kim Mi-ok
6–2, 6–0
Winner 4. 23 August 2004 New Delhi, India Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Sania Mirza
7–6(10–8), 6–4
Runner-up 6. 19 October 2004 Haibara, Japan Carpet   Chuang Chia-jung   Chan Chin-wei
  Chan Yung-jan
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 7. 26 October 2004 Shenzhen, China Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Yan Zi
  Zheng Jie
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 22 November 2004 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard   Ryōko Fuda   Chan Chin-wei
  Chan Yung-jan
3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner 5. 21 February 2005 Taipei, Taiwan Hard   Chuang Chia-jung   Ryōko Fuda
  Seiko Okamoto
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 16 May 2005 Changwon, South Korea Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Chuang Chia-jung
  Seiko Okamoto
2–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 31 May 2005 Gunma, Japan Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Ayami Takase
  Mayumi Yamamoto
6–2, 1–1 ret.
Winner 7. 6 June 2005 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Maki Arai
  Lee Eun-jeong
6–2, 6–1
Winner 8. 13 June 2005 Incheon, South Korea Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Choi Jin-young
  Lee Ye-ra
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 9. 19 July 2005 Kurume, Japan Carpet   Chan Chin-wei   Ayumi Morita
  Erika Sema
6–4, 6–3
Winner 10. 5 November 2005 Shenzhen, China Hard   Yan Zi   Chan Chin-wei
  Hsu Wen-hsin
6–0, 6–2
Winner 11. 29 November 2005 Palm Beach Gardens, U.S. Clay   Chan Chin-wei   Olga Vymetálková
  Kateřina Böhmová
7–6(7–2), 7–5
Winner 12. 2 May 2006 Gifu, Japan Carpet   Chan Chin-wei   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 5 June 2006 Surbiton, U.K. Grass   Tamarine Tanasugarn   Casey Dellacqua
  Trudi Musgrave
3–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 22 October 2006 Makinohara, Japan Carpet   Kumiko Iijima   Keiko Taguchi
  Kim Hea-mi
6–3, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 14. 29 October 2006 Hamanako, Japan Carpet   Chuang Chia-jung   Maki Arai
  Seiko Okamoto
7–6(7–2), 7–5
Winner 15. 6 November 2006 Shenzhen, China Hard   Alla Kudryavtseva   Akgul Amanmuradova
  Iroda Tulyaganova
2–0 ret.
Runner-up 11. 14 November 2006 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Chan Yung-jan
  Chuang Chia-jung
6–7(1–7), 1–6
Winner 16. 13 March 2007 Orange, U.S. Clay   Jorgelina Cravero   Chan Chin-wei
  Tetiana Luzhanska
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 20 March 2007 Redding, U.S. Hard   Jorgelina Cravero   Chan Chin-wei
  Julie Ditty
3–6, 2–6
Winner 17. 7 May 2007 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard   Chan Chin-wei   Tetiana Luzhanska
  Romana Tedjakusuma
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 29 October 2007 Taoyuan, Taiwan Hard   Hsieh Shu-ying   Chan Hao-ching
  Chan Yung-jan
1–6, 6–2, [12–14]
Winner 18. 18 May 2008 Saint-Gaudens, France Clay   Marie-Ève Pelletier   Aurélie Védy
  Chanelle Scheepers
6–4, 6–0
Winner 19. 20 October 2008 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Chuang Chia-jung   Hsu Wen-hsin
  Hwang I-hsuan
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 1 November 2010 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Sania Mirza   Chang Kai-chen
  Chuang Chia-jung
4–6, 2–6
Winner 20. 9 April 2012 Wenshan, China Hard   Hsieh Shu-ying   Liu Wanting
  Xu Yifan
6–3, 6–2
Winner 21. 30 May 2016 Marseille, France Clay   Nicole Melichar   Jana Čepelová
  Lourdes Domínguez Lino
1–6, 6–3, [10–3]
Winner 22. 8 October 2016 Porto, Portugal Clay   Hsieh Shu-ying   Francisca Jorge
  Rita Vilaça
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 18 December 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Valeria Savinykh   Mandy Minella
  Nina Stojanović
3–6, 6–3, [4–10]
Winner 23. 8 May 2017 Cagnes-sur-Mer, France Clay   Chang Kai-chen   Raluca Olaru
  Renata Voráčová
7–5, 6–1

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

SinglesEdit

All results are included in career win–loss records but only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are recorded.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 A A A Q3 Q2 4R 1R A A Q2 2R 1R Q1 2R 2R 4R 3R 0 / 8 11–8
French Open A Q3 A A A 1R 1R 1R Q1 A A 1R 1R Q1 Q1 2R 3R 1R 0 / 8 3–8
Wimbledon A Q2 A A A 1R 1R 2R A A A 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 4R 0 / 10 8–10
US Open A Q1 A A 1R Q3 Q3 2R Q1 A A 1R 2R Q1 Q2 1R Q3 2R 0 / 6 3–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–2 5–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–3 3–4 0–2 1–1 2–4 3–3 7–4 2–1 0 / 31 25–32
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH ; 2004 Athens A NH ; 2008 Beijing A NH ; 2012 London 1R NH ; 2016 Rio A NH ; 2020 Tokyo 0 / 1 0–1
Year-end championships
WTA Tour ChampionshipsI
WTA FinalsI (from 2014)
A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
MUC Los Angeles Madrid Doha Istanbul Singapore SZX
Tournament of ChampionsI Not Held (Bali RR1/Bali Single Elimination2/Sofia RR3) A1 A2 A2 RR3 A3 A3 Not Held 0 / 1 1-2
Elite Trophy (Zhuhai) Not Held A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Tier I/WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A Q2 A 1R A A A A 2R Q1 A Q1 A 2R 2R 0 / 4 1–4
Miami A A A A A A A Q1 A A A Q2 2R Q2 A A A 3R QF 0 / 3 6–3
Madrid Not Held A A A Q2B 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Beijing Not Held Tier II Q1 A A 2R 1R A Q1 A Q2 1R 0 / 3 1-3
Tier I/WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A A A Premier A P A P SF 0 / 1 4–1
Doha Tier III Tier II A Not Held P A 2R 2R P A P Q1 P 0 / 2 2–2
Roma A A A A A A A A Q2 A A Q2 1R A A Q2 A 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Montreal1/Toronto2 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 1R2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Not Held Tier III A Q2 A A 1R A Q1 A Q1 Q1 0 / 1 0–1
Wuhan Not Held A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Former Tier I/WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Tokyo AIC AIC AIC AIC AIC Q1IC AIC A A A A 1R 1R Premier 0 / 2 0–2
Charleston A A A A A A A A Premier 0 / 0 0–0
Berlin A A A A A A A A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
San Diego (Carlsbad) Tier II A A A Q2 Not Held Premier NH 125K Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
MoscowI A A A A A A A A Premier 0 / 0 0–0
ZurichI A A A A A A A T II Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
Career Statistics 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
GS/WTA Main Draw Played 2 1 2 0 3 2 8 8 2 2 1 15 25 12 5 4 14 18 8+ 132+
GS/WTA titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Finals reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Career Win–Loss 37–2 12–10 6–8 15–12 42–13 35–23 27–21 31–13 9–12 16–9 28–8 49–20 13–26 20–23 31–16 21-14 21-26 40-23 14-8 485-297
Year-end ranking 165 262 653 426 154 140 157 79 318 361 176 25 85 144 106 97 96 28 Career-high 23

I = Indoor ; IC = Indoor Carpet ; A = Absent ; B = Blue ; NH = Not Held ; P = Premier ; T II = Tier II

DoublesEdit

All results are included in career win–loss records but only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are recorded.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R QF 3R QF 2R 3R 2R 2R 3R A SF 2R 0 / 14 22–14
French Open A A A A A A 2R 1R SF 1R 1R 2R 2R W QF 1R 2R 1R 1 / 12 17–11
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R W 3R QF 1R 1R 3R 1 / 13 17–12
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R SF QF 3R 2R A 3R 3R 0 / 11 18–11
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–4 1–4 8–4 5–4 5–4 8–4 12–3 11–3 8-4 2-3 3-3 8-4 2 / 46 68–43
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH ; 2004 Athens A NH ; 2008 Beijing A NH ; 2012 London QF NH ; 2016 Rio A NH ; 2020 Tokyo 0 / 1 2-1
Year-end championships
WTA Tour ChampionshipsI
WTA FinalsI (from 2014)
A A A A A A A A A A A A W F A A A A 1 / 2 4-1
MUC Los Angeles Madrid Doha Istanbul Singapore SZX
Tier I/WTA Premier Mandatory tournaments
Indian Wells A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R SF W 1R 1R A W QF 2 / 10 16-9
Miami A A A A A A A 1R A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A 1R 2R 0 / 10 5-10
Madrid Not Held QF 1R QF 2RB 1R SF QF 1R A 2R 0 / 9 9-9
Beijing Not Held Tier II W 2R 2R 2R SF A 1R A 2R 1R 1 / 8 14-7
Tier I/WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Dubai Tier II A A A Premier 2R P A P W 1 / 1 4-1
Doha Tier III Tier II A Not Held P 1R 1R W P A P 1R P 1 / 4 4-3
Roma A A A A A A A A W A 1R 1R W 2R QF 2R A QF 2 / 8 13-6
Montreal1/Toronto2 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 A2 A1 2R2 1R1 QF2 A1 1R2 SF1 A2 A1 A2 A1 0 / 5 5-6
Cincinnati Not Held Tier III 2R 2R 1R A W 2R SF A F 1R 1 / 9 15-8
Wuhan Not Held A 1R A A 2R 0 / 2 1-2
Former Tier I/WTA Premier 5 tournaments
Tokyo AIC AIC AIC AIC AIC AIC AIC SF QF 1R 1R QF SF Premier 0 / 6 6-6
Charleston A A A A A A A A Premier 0 / 0 0-0
Berlin A A A A A A A A Not Held 0 / 0 0-0
San Diego (Carlsbad) Tier II A A A QF Not Held Premier NH 125K Not Held 0 / 1 2-1
MoscowI A A A A A A A A Premier 0 / 0 0-0
ZurichI A A A A A A A T II Not Held 0 / 0 0-0
Career Statistics 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
GS/WTA Main Draw played 2 3 0 1 8 6 12 13 15 18 19 20 22 19 14 11 11 18 6+ 218+
GS/WTA titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 1 1 5 3 0 0 2 1 1 21
GS/WTA finals reached 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 4 3 0 1 1 5 4 1 0 3 2 1 30
Career Win–Loss 10-6 9-4 10-6 26-10 36-12 33-14 34-15 27-15 29-14 20-22 24-21 27-21 41-16 30-16 19-14 22-14 25-10 27-17 8-5 446-243
Year-end ranking 513 199 523 166 135 102 46 53 9 46 35 25 3 5 26 96 32 17 Career-high 1

I = Indoor; IC = Indoor Carpet; A = Absent; B = Blue; NH = Not Held; P = Premier; T II = Tier II

Mixed doublesEdit

All results are included in career win–loss records but only main-draw results in WTA Tour, Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic Games are recorded.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR Win–loss
Australian Open A A A 2RMM QFRB 1RRK SFPC 2RAP A A 0 / 5 6-4
French Open 2RAF 2RBS 1RMF A 2RFN A A A A A 0 / 4 3-4
Wimbledon QFKU 3RBS SFPH QFCF 1RJM A A A A A 0 / 5 12-5
US Open SFKU 1RBS A 1RAQ A A QFHK A A A 0 / 4 5-4
Win–loss 7-3 3-3 4-2 4-3 3-3 0-1 5-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 / 18 27-18
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH ; 2012 London A NH ; 2016 Rio A NH ; 2020 Tokyo 0 / 0 0-0

NH = Not Held | Mixed doubles partners:
AFAshley Fisher APAlexander Peya AQAisam-ul-Haq Qureshi BSBruno Soares CFColin Fleming FNFrederik Nielsen HKHenri Kontinen JMJamie Murray
KUKevin Ullyett MFMariusz Fyrstenberg MMMarcin Matkowski PCPablo Cuevas PHPaul Hanley RBRohan Bopanna RKRaven Klaasen

Record against other playersEdit

No. 1 winsEdit

# Player Event Surface Round Score Result
1.   Simona Halep 2018 Wimbledon Championships, United Kingdom Grass 3rd Round 3–6, 6–4, 7–5 4th Round
2.   Naomi Osaka 2019 Miami Open, United States Hard 3rd Round 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3 Quarterfinals

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2017
1.   Johanna Konta No. 8 French Open, France Clay 1R 1–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–4
2018
2.   Garbiñe Muguruza No. 3 Australian Open, Australia Hard 2R 7–6(7–1), 6–4
3.   Simona Halep No. 1 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 3R 3–6, 6–4, 7–5
2019
4.   Angelique Kerber No. 7 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE Hard 3R 5–7, 6–4, 6–0
5.   Karolína Plíšková No. 5 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE Hard QF 6–4, 1–6, 7–5
6.   Naomi Osaka No. 1 Miami Open, United States Hard 3R 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ "Interview: Tennis player Hsieh Su-wei has year to remember". www.taipeitimes.com. Taipei Times.
  2. ^ Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Rankings Archived 2012-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.wtatennis.com/players/player/9419/title/su-wei-hsieh
  4. ^ a b Dan Levin (19 July 2013). "Taiwan's Tennis Ace Flirts With China. How Could She? Cash". New York Times. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ https://www.khaleejtimes.com/sport/tennis/maverick-hsieh-promises-more-crazy-su-wei-style-tennis
  7. ^ "Maria Sharapova overcomes 'nightmare' at Wimbledon". thenational.ae. The National. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  8. ^ a b c http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/tournaments/women's-tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100001790
  9. ^ a b "Hsieh Su-Wei Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.

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