Guangzhou Gallery: Hsieh Holds On
Hsieh Su-Wei outlasted rising teen Laura Robson for the GRC Bank Guangzhou International Women's Open crown.
Published September 22, 2012 11:42
Laura Robson was the first Brit to make a WTA final since Jo Durie was runner-up at Newport in 1990.
Hsieh Su-Wei took a 63 53 lead in the Guangzhou final before losing the momentum.
Laura Robson was up 3-0 in the third set, but eventually fell short, 63 57 64.
Guangzhou was Hsieh Su-Wei’s second career title, her first coming earlier this year in Kuala Lumpur.
Hsieh Su-Wei and Laura Robson during the trophy ceremony following their almost three-hour match.
Hsieh Su-Wei's victory assured her of cracking the Top 50 on Monday's new rankings.
Tamarine Tanasugarn and Zhang Shuai bested Jarmila Gajdosova and Monica Niculescu for the doubles title.
Tamarine Tanasugarn picked up her eighth career doubles title and Zhang Shuai collected her third.