Last Updated on June 17, 2019
Belarus’s Aryna Sabalenka failed to overcome the barrier of the first round of the tournament in Birmingham, losing to Hsieh Su-Wei from Taiwan – 3/6, 6/2, 6/7 (1).
For 1 hour and 56 minutes of the match, the tenth racket of the world, 21-year-old Sabalenka, took the opponent’s pitch three times, made eight aces and six double faults. 33-year-old Hsieh Su-Wei, who is 28th in the WTA ranking, made three breaks and two aces, making a mistake five times when serving.
An athlete from Taiwan increased the gap in the personal meetings of the rivals – 2: 0.In the second round of the Nature Valley Classic competition, Sue-Wei will face off with the Czech Barbora Strycova.