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While Hsieh continued to play a hefty chunk of ITF tournaments during the 2017 season, she also managed to post more respectable results on the WTA Tour. Hsieh also reached the final of the Hua Hin Championships, a WTA 125k series event, in November, her biggest singles final in five years, but lost to former top-ten player Belinda Bencic. Hsieh 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. Hsieh started the year strong with another semifinal run at the ASB Classic, where she fell to qualifier Bianca Andreescu, then a second round loss in Sydney to Petra Kvitová. At the Australian Open, she was seeded 28th in the singles draw, her first seed in any Grand Slam tournament since 2013. After tallying easy wins over Stefanie Vögele and Laura Siegemund, she would succumb to world No. 4 and reigning US Open champion, Naomi Osaka, in the third round.

After weeks of silence, Hsieh Cheng-peng spoke up, accusing Chan of throwing her weight behind securing her place in the mixed doubles even though she was aware of the potential schedule conflict. He also alleged Chan of faking her illness and of asking him to play along with her lies. Hsieh’s relationship with doubles partner Peng also had its ups and downs. Their off-court friendship was strained by on-court tensions, despite the enormous success they enjoyed, and the two no longer play together. At the Summer Olympics, she represented Taiwan in the women’s singles and in women’s doubles with Chuang Chia-jung.

But on the strength of his overall record , he peaked at No. 8 in 2009. On 24 March 2014, she won her third ITF doubles title, at a $50k event in Osprey, Florida. She played with Rika Fujiwara of Japan, beating Irina Falconi and Eva Hrdinová in three sets. On 26 May 2012, Yu-chieh won her second ITF doubles title, at a $25k event at Karuizawa, Japan.

She made her Grand Slam main draw debut in 2005 by qualifying at the US Open, where she was beaten by Katarina Srebotnik in the opening round. By the end of the year, she had won 10 singles titles and 11 singles titles on the ITF Circuit. During the clay-court season, she fell in first round of the Madrid Open, Italian Open, and French Open and the second round of the Internationaux de Strasbourg in singles, but won the Italian Open with Peng, her tenth career doubles title. After a disappointing second-round loss at the French Open, and quarterfinal losses at both grass-court warm-up tournaments, Hsieh and Peng came into Wimbledon as the dark horse candidates for the title. Seeded eighth, the pair wizzed through to the final with the loss of just one set, and without having to face a single seeded team.

She returned to inside the top 75 of the singles rankings and the top 30 of the doubles rankings after the Australian Open. Despite struggling the rest of the year in singles, winning just one WTA Tour main-draw match at the Guangzhou International later on in September, Hsieh put together her most prolific year in doubles thus far. After a pair of early exits in Indian Wells and Stuttgart, Hsieh and Peng advanced to the final of the Italian Open, a Premier-5 tournament, where they were seeded seventh.

Hsieh Su-wei is a Taiwanese professional tennis player who is widely considered as one of the most successful doubles players in history, one of Asia’s greatest ever tennis players, and one of Taiwan’s greatest sportspersons. As of February 2021, she was the number 1 ranked player in the world in the official WTA doubles rankings. Although most of her glory in tennis has come in the doubles format, she is quite adept at playing the singles format where she has won titles such as the 2012 Malaysian Open, the 2012 Guangzhou Open, and the 2018 Japan Women’s Open. She had climbed as high as number 23 in the world in the official WTA singles rankings, in February 2013.

She once again performed well on the ITF level, winning a pair of titles in both singles and doubles. While she finished the year ranked No. 143 in singles, she snagged her first year-end top-50 ranking in black underwear on new years doubles, also her first top-100 ranking, by finishing 46th in the world. In January at the Australian Open, unseeded Hsieh lost to unseeded countrywoman Chan Yung-jan in the first round of women’s singles.

They also lost in the third round at the US Open to the team of Kimiko Date-Krumm and Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová. Their best result throughout the remainder of the year came at the WTA Finals in Singapore. They easily won their first two matches, but were thrased in the final round by Cara Black and Sania Mirza, winning just one game. While Hsieh finished the year No. 144 in singles after a difficult year in which she won only seven main draw WTA matches, she finished ranked No. 5 in the world for doubles, her second straight top five finish. Hsieh opened the season by reaching the semifinals at the Auckland Open, her first WTA singles semifinal since the WTA Taiwan Open in February 2016.