107 Facts About Hsieh Su-wei


Hsieh Su-wei is a Taiwanese professional tennis player.


Hsieh Su-wei is the highest-ranked Taiwanese player in history, in both singles and doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei has won four Grand Slam titles in doubles, claiming the 2013 Wimbledon Championships and the 2014 French Open with Peng Shuai, the 2019 Wimbledon Championships with Barbora Strycova, and the 2021 Wimbledon Championships with Elise Mertens.


Hsieh Su-wei reached the quarterfinals in doubles at the 2012 London Olympics with compatriot Chuang Chia-jung.


Hsieh Su-wei has been successful on other surfaces, including reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2018 and the third round of the French Open in 2017.


Hsieh Su-wei has recorded singles victories over several top 15, top 10 and top 5 players.


Hsieh Su-wei is the first Taiwanese female player to reach a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, achieved at the 2021 Australian Open.


Hsieh Su-wei was born to parents Hsieh Su-wei Tze-lung and Ho Fom-ju in Hsinchu and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


Hsieh Su-wei was introduced to tennis by her father at five years of age.


Hsieh Su-wei named her tennis idols as Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi.


Hsieh Su-wei has trained at a Taipei tennis school run by Hu Na, a former mainland Chinese player who defected to the US in 1982.


Hsieh Su-wei's remarks caused controversy in Taiwan as Hsieh stated that she would consider taking the offer.


Hsieh Su-wei has a unique and unorthodox style of play compared to most other players.


Hsieh Su-wei incorporates sliced backhands and forehands, drop shots, lobs, volleys, and sharply angled groundstrokes into points, and has been noted for her technical mastery, intelligent style of play, and impressive point construction.


Hsieh Su-wei used to be a nightmare for me because she used to slice and dropshot on clay.


Hsieh Su-wei displayed stunning results in the 2001 season as a 15-year-old.


Hsieh Su-wei competed on her first two WTA Tour events, reaching the semifinals in Bali and the quarterfinals in Pattaya.


Hsieh Su-wei had success on the doubles circuit as well, reaching two finals and winning one of them.


Hsieh Su-wei played in the qualifying rounds of all four Grand Slam tournaments in 2002, but was unable to advance to the main draw in any of them.


Hsieh Su-wei made her Grand Slam main-draw debut in 2005 by qualifying at the US Open, where she was beaten by Katarina Srebotnik in the opening round.


In 2006, Hsieh Su-wei lost in the final qualifying round at the Australian Open to former top-20 player Tamarine Tanasugarn but won her first main draw Grand Slam match en route to the second round in the women's doubles tournament.


Hsieh Su-wei was more successful at the next two Grand Slams though.


Qualifying to the main draw of the French Open for the first time, Hsieh Su-wei was defeated in the opening round by local wildcard Mathilde Johansson.


Hsieh Su-wei failed to qualify for the US Open, though, falling at the final hurdle to Kirsten Flipkens.


Hsieh Su-wei was able to produce much stronger results on the ITF Circuit, reaching two singles and six doubles finals, and winning one singles and four doubles titles respectively.


Hsieh Su-wei made a breakthrough though in doubles, starting with reaching two finals in Auckland and Bangalore in the first two months of the year with different partners.


Hsieh Su-wei then earned the biggest wins of her career with compatriot Chuang Chia-jung as the pair won the China Open, a Tier II tournament.


Hsieh Su-wei performed well on the ITF level, winning a pair of titles in both singles and doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei started 2008 by winning three matches to qualify for the Australian Open, where she won her first main-draw Grand Slam match, defeating Klara Zakopalova in three sets.


Hsieh Su-wei then lost in the fourth round to the world No 1, Justine Henin, in straight sets.


Hsieh Su-wei beat Stephanie Cohen-Aloro in the first round, claiming her first victory in her third main draw appearance at Wimbledon, before falling to No 9 seed and French Open runner-up, Dinara Safina.


At the Cincinnati Open, Hsieh Su-wei lost in the first round in singles, but made it to the finals in doubles with Kazakh partner Yaroslava Shvedova.


Hsieh Su-wei then went on to record her first main draw win at the US Open over Evgeniya Rodina before losing to Petrova in the second round.


Hsieh Su-wei then managed to end the year strong by winning the Bali International with Peng Shuai and defending her title in Korea with compatriot Chuang.


Hsieh Su-wei finished the year ranked inside the top 100 in singles for the first time, at No 79, and 53rd in doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei opened the 2009 season by winning the doubles title with Peng at her first tournament of the year, the Premier-level Sydney International, defeating Nathalie Dechy and hometown favorite Casey Dellacqua in the final.


Hsieh Su-wei concluded her clay-court season by partnering with Peng at the French Open.


Hsieh Su-wei was successful though in mixed doubles at both majors, partnering Zimbabwe's Kevin Ullyett en route to a Wimbledon quarterfinal and US Open semifinal.


Hsieh Su-wei finished the year ranked No 9 in the world.


Hsieh Su-wei lost in the first round of the Guangzhou International Open to Han Xinyun.


Hsieh Su-wei reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open with Chuang, falling to Azarenka and Kirilenko, and won one WTA doubles title in Guangzhou with Zheng Saisai, her eighth career title and first in two years.


Hsieh Su-wei experienced a career resurgence to her singles game during the 2012 season.


Hsieh Su-wei returned to the top 100 for the first time since January 2009 following her victory.


Hsieh Su-wei began the grass-court season by reaching the quarterfinals at the $75k event in Nottingham, falling to American CoCo Vandeweghe.


Hsieh Su-wei then reached her first singles quarterfinal at a WTA grass court event in Birmingham, where she was beaten by Ekaterina Makarova.


Hsieh Su-wei won the doubles title with Timea Babos over the world No 1's, Americans Lisa Raymond and Liezel Huber, her first grass-court doubles title.


Hsieh Su-wei followed it up with a win over Stephanie Fortez Gacon to advance to the third round of Wimbledon for the first time, and beyond the second round of a major for the first time since the 2008 Australian Open.


Hsieh Su-wei reached the quarterfinals in the mixed doubles tournament, partnering with British player Colin Fleming.


Hsieh Su-wei got off to a slow start to the summer hardcourt season.


Hsieh Su-wei played just one tournament between the Olympics and the US Open, the Texas Open.


Hsieh Su-wei piled together a hugely successful Asian hardcourt season following the Open, winning 17 of her last 21 matches.


Hsieh Su-wei won the Ningbo Challenger, a $100k tournament, defeating Zhang Shuai in the final.


Hsieh Su-wei concluded her season at the Tournament of Champions, where she was invited to compete for the first time.


Hsieh Su-wei lost her first two matches to Caroline Wozniacki and Vinci, but ended her year on a high note with a three set victory over Hantuchova.


Hsieh Su-wei finished with her best year-end ranking to date, world No 25 in singles, a ranking which she equaled in doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei began the season at the inaugural Shenzhen Open, seeded fourth.


Hsieh Su-wei lost in the second round to Annika Beck.


Hsieh Su-wei then lost in the first round of the Hobart International to regular doubles partner Peng Shuai.


At the Australian Open, Hsieh Su-wei was seeded for the first time in a Grand Slam singles tournament.


In mixed doubles, Hsieh Su-wei reached the quarterfinals with partner Rohan Bopanna, where they lost to Kveta Peschke and Marcin Matkowski.


Hsieh Su-wei entered the Pattaya Open but lost to Marina Erakovic in the first round.


Hsieh Su-wei then lost in the second round in Doha and Dubai.


Hsieh Su-wei then fell in the second round of the Indian Wells Open to American Jamie Hampton.


Hsieh Su-wei was defeated in the second round of the singles tournament at the Miami Open, but was less successful in doubles this time around, falling in the second round to the wildcard pairing of Kuznetsova and Pennetta.


Peng and Hsieh Su-wei opened their summer hardcourt partnership with a victory at the Premier 5 Cincinnati Masters, defeating Anna-Lena Gronefeld and Peschke in the final.


Hsieh Su-wei finished her doubles season ranked No 3 in the world, while her singles ranking dropped 60 places from 2012 down to No 85.


Hsieh Su-wei lost in qualifications for both tournaments but received a lucky-loser spot in Brisbane due to Caroline Wozniacki withdrawing late.


Hsieh Su-wei lost in round three to Carla Suarez Navarro.


At Pattaya Open, Hsieh Su-wei was defeated in the first round by Tadeja Majeric but won a week later in qualifying at the Qatar Open; in first round of the main draw, she defeated Flavia Pennetta before losing to Sara Errani.


At Doha, Hsieh Su-wei won her first doubles title with Peng Shuai in 2014 and reached a career-high of world No 2 in doubles.


At the Australian Open, Hsieh Su-wei lost in the qualifying first round for singles, and main-draw second round for doubles, but she reached the semifinals in mixed doubles with Pablo Cuevas.


Hsieh Su-wei only managed to compile three WTA match wins afterward, defeating former world No 15, Kaia Kanepi, to reach the second round at Wimbledon and a quarterfinal appearance at the Japan Open.


Hsieh Su-wei still managed to put together a decent string of results on the doubles circuit.


Hsieh Su-wei decided to play with Anastasia Rodionova, though, instead of Chuang at the US Open.


Hsieh Su-wei played mixed doubles with Henri Kontinen, where they reached the quarterfinals.


Hsieh Su-wei played two more tournaments with Chuang, the inaugural Dongfeng Motor Open in Wuhan and in Beijing, but they lost both opening round matches.


Hsieh Su-wei finished the year ranked 107th in singles and 26th in doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei struggled remarkably with doubles during the year, failing to make a single quarterfinal at WTA level.


Hsieh Su-wei then defeated Taylor Townsend to advance to the third round for the first time at the French Open, and the first time at any Grand Slam since Wimbledon in 2012.


Hsieh Su-wei finished the year ranked No 32 in doubles, a very substantial improvement from the previous year.


Hsieh Su-wei opened the season by reaching the semifinals at the Auckland Open, her first WTA singles semifinal since the Taiwan Open in February 2016.


Hsieh Su-wei continued this impressive display by taking out 26th seed and former world No 2, Agnieszka Radwanska, in straight sets to reach the fourth round of a major event for the first time since she did so at the Australian Open ten years earlier.


Hsieh Su-wei had a successful doubles tournament, reaching the semifinals with Peng Shuai, her best performance in a slam since they won the French Open.


Hsieh Su-wei returned to inside the top 75 of the singles rankings and the top 30 of the doubles rankings after the Australian Open.


Hsieh Su-wei had a very successful doubles performance, though, reaching the final in Dubai with Peng, and winning the Indian Wells title with Barbora Strycova, her 20th career WTA doubles title.


Unseeded and placed in a very difficult top quarter, Hsieh Su-wei opened up her Wimbledon campaign with a first round win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, followed by a straight sets victory over Lara Arruabarrena Vecino to advance to the third round at Wimbledon for the first time in six years.


Hsieh Su-wei then recorded the biggest victory of her career by upsetting world No 1, Simona Halep, who had just won the French Open four weeks prior, in a tight three setter where she had to come from a set down and save match points, thus advancing to her second Grand Slam fourth round of the year, and her first ever outside of the Australian Open.


Hsieh Su-wei lost her next match to Dominika Cibulkova in straight sets.


Hsieh Su-wei next participated at the US Open, where she reached the second round in singles and the third round in doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei continued her amazing comeback at her next tournament, the Japan Open.


At the Korea Open immediately after, Hsieh Su-wei reached the semifinals in the singles tournament before falling to Tomljanovic, and made the doubles final with her sister Hsieh Su-wei Yu-chieh, but they fell to the all-Korean team of Choi Ji-hee and Han Na-lae.


Thanks to her renaissance career year in singles, consistent results, and the withdrawals of a few higher-ranked players, Hsieh Su-wei was invited to serve as the second alternate to the Elite Trophy, which she accepted, although she did not end up competing.


Hsieh Su-wei finished the year ranked No 28 in singles, her best finish since 2012, and No 17 in doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei started the year strong with another semifinal run at the Auckland Open, where she fell to qualifier Bianca Andreescu, then a second round loss in Sydney to Petra Kvitova.


Hsieh Su-wei teamed up with Abigail Spears in the women's doubles tournament, where the pair was seeded eighth, but they were upset by eventual champions, Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai, in the second round.


Hsieh Su-wei then caused a huge upset in the third round by defeating former world No 1 and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber in three sets.


Hsieh Su-wei next played at Indian Wells, losing her only singles match to Johanna Konta and reaching the quarterfinals in doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei continued her great run by defeating former world No 1 and 13th seed, Caroline Wozniacki, in the fourth round to advance to her first Premier Mandatory quarterfinal, where her tournament came to an end against the 21st seeded Estonian Anett Kontaveit.


Hsieh Su-wei had a quiet clay-court season in singles, her best result coming in Morocco where she reached the quarterfinals.


Hsieh Su-wei concluded her clay-court season at the French Open.


Hsieh Su-wei posted another solid result in singles, reaching the third round before falling to Pliskova.


Hsieh Su-wei posted mixed results during the Asian hard-court season for singles and doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei finished the year ranked No 32 in singles and No 4 in doubles, her first top-ten finish since 2014.


Hsieh Su-wei began the year at the Abu Dhabi Open, where she partnered with Krejcikova, and was upset by Aoyama and Shibahara in the quarterfinals.


At Wimbledon, Hsieh Su-wei partnered with Elise Mertens to win the doubles title for the third time, beating Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina in the final, after saving two championship points.


Hsieh Su-wei finished the year ranked world No 3 in doubles.


Hsieh Su-wei made a return to the tour at the 2023 Mutua Madrid Open with partner Barbora Strycova using protected ranking.