Hsieh beat Robson won WTA Guangzhou Open final title 2012.Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh exhausted Briton Laura Robson in the WTA Guangzhou Open final on Saturday, catastrophe the teenager’s attack to become the aboriginal British woman to win a capital bout appellation in 24 years.
Hsieh won the bout 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in two hours and 48 minutes, abrogation the 18-year-old Robson, who had been 3-0 advanced in the final set, still cat-and-mouse for a beginning bout win.
Robson, the apple No.74, had defeated Chinese additional berry Zheng Jie and Romanian third berry Sorana Cirstea on her way to acceptable the aboriginal British woman to ability a capital bout final back 1990.
But her attack to chase up her Olympic alloyed doubles argent with accessory Andy Murray by demography her aboriginal chief bout appellation concluded in failure.
The win gave Hsieh the additional WTA appellation of her career and fabricated her one of alone two players from Taiwan, clearly referred to in antagonism as Chinese Taipei, anytime to win a WTA title.
Nonetheless British tennis appears to be in a celebrated amethyst patch, with Murray’s celebration at the US Open beforehand this ages authoritative him the aboriginal men’s champ of a Grand Slam clash in 76 years.
Reaching the final in Guangzhou was a battleground in a superb division for Australian-born Robson, who aswell fabricated an absorbing run to the endure 16 of the US Open, assault Kim Clijsters and Li Na.
The jailbait became British No.1 beforehand this anniversary and is the youngest amateur in the WTA top 100 rankings.
She was the aboriginal British woman to challenge a WTA bout singles final back Jo Durie at the Virginia Slims of Newport clash in the US, 22 years ago.
Sara Gomer was the endure Briton to win a WTA singles title, demography the Northern California Open in 1988.