Su-Wei Hsieh 謝淑薇 of Taiwan and Peng Shui 彭帥 of China (PRC) defeated Australian duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua to win the Wimbledon ladies’ doubles title 7-6(1) 6-1 today in London. Hsieh, born in Hsinchu City 新竹市 and grew up in Kaohsiung City 高雄市, is the first player from Taiwan to win a Grand Slam title of any kind. Peng is the third Chinese player to win a doubles title. Hsieh, 27, first met Peng when they were 12, and have been partners for many international competitions.
After winning the title, Hsieh was quoted as saying, “We’re very proud that we can win this tournament together with my good friend. It’s first title for us, for Taiwan, so I think it’s big thing in Taiwan.”
Hsieh is no stranger at setting records for tennis in Taiwan. First started playing tennis at the age of 5, she is the first player to advance into the fourth round of the Australia Open (2008) and the third round of Winbledon (2012) in ladies’ singles. Congratulations to both Hsieh and Peng!