Australian Open: Angelique Kerber advances in Melbourne after winning thriller against Hsieh Su-wei
Former champion Angelique Kerber was pushed to distraction by the unorthodox recreation of world quantity 88 Hsieh Su-wei however overhauled the Taiwanese battler 4-6 7-5 6-2 to achieve the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.
The 21st seed was being tied up in knots by double-sided Hsieh’s angles and slices in a match of clashing types at Rod Laver Arena earlier than the slender Taiwanese fatigued and the German’s energy recreation prevailed.
Hsieh saved two match factors to carry serve in a late burst of resistance however 2016 champion Kerber closed it out in the subsequent recreation when she whipped a straightforward passing shot. Kerber, 30, will meet American Madison Keys for a spot in the semi-finals.