Hsieh Su-wei, Jan Zielinski seize blended doubles title at Australian Open

Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and Poland’s Jan Zielinski are the Australian Open blended doubles champions after beating Desirae Krawczyk of the US and Neal Skupski of Britain 6-7 (5), 6-4, 11-9 on Friday in Melbourne.

It was the primary championship remaining of the 15-day event that started Jan. 14.

Hsieh and Zielinski led 4-0 within the match tiebreaker earlier than Krawczyk and Skupski fought again. The groups have been tied 7-7, 8-8 and 9-9 earlier than the winners pulled away with the ultimate two factors.

Hsieh has an opportunity for a second title — she’s going to play within the girls’s doubles remaining at Melbourne Park with Elise Mertens on Sunday. The blended doubles win Friday was her seventh main doubles title, together with 4 girls’s doubles titles at Wimbledon.

“I believed it was a extremely powerful match, however we made it,” Hsieh stated on the trophy presentation. “However I thanks a lot for the good match. It was actually enjoyable on courtroom to play towards you guys.”

Krawczyk was making an attempt to finish the profession Grand Slam in blended doubles. She gained Wimbledon in 2021 and 2022 with Skupski and the French Open and U.S. Open, each in 2021, with Joe Salisbury.

In wheelchair tennis, Rob Shaw of North Bay, Ont., was eradicated within the quad doubles semifinals alongside Australia’s Heath Davidson, falling 6-3, 6-2 to Nice Britain’s Andy Lapthorne and American David Wagner at Margaret Court docket Enviornment.

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