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Taiwanese Hsieh falls in Australian Open doubles

TAIPEI--Hsieh Su-wei became the last Taiwanese player eliminated from the Australian Open when she and her Indian partner Rohan Bopanna fell in the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event yesterday.

Hsieh and Bopanna lost 6-2, 6-3 to Kveta Peschke of Czech Republic and Marcin Matkowski of Poland in 58 minutes after having scored straight-sets victories in the first two rounds of the tournament.

It was a match of missed opportunities for Hsieh and Bopanna. After being dominated in the first set, the two had nine break points in the second set but failed to convert any of them.

In contrast, Peschke and Matkowski won one of only two break-point opportunities they had to take the set and the match.

In the juniors competition, Taiwan's Hsu Ching-wen, seeded fifth, fell to unseeded Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 6-3, 6-3 in the third round of girls' singles.

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