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Hsieh Su-wei sorry about split with Chinese partner
Central News Agency
2014-09-03 09:35 AM
New York, Sept. 1 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis player Hsieh Su-wei said Monday that she is sorry that her lack of fitness affected her Chinese partner after the duo was ousted from the women's doubles group in the U.S. Open and saw an end to their partnership.

"There is no need to be unhappy about going our separate ways," Hsieh wrote in a Facebook post after she and China's Peng Shuai were defeated by Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (4), 6-4.

Hsieh and Peng were unwilling to talk about the split.

On her Facebook fanpage, Hsieh said she has been in very poor condition this year and her partner since 2009 felt the impact as a result.

Despite this, Hsieh said she is happy that she and Peng achieving the No. 1 ranking and won the French Open title in women's doubles earlier this year.

The 28-year-old said she is looking forward to upcoming tournaments in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing and the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea.

She also wished Peng success in her ongoing campaign in women's singles.

Non-seeded Peng entered her first Grand Slam singles quarterfinals after beating No. 14 seed Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 Sunday. Peng is set to face Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

(By Timothy Huang and Kay Liu)

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