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Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei takes women's doubles title for perfect record

INDIAN WELLS, California -- Taiwanese tennis player Hsieh Su-wei and Chinese partner Peng Shuai took the women's doubles title at the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California Saturday, beating Cara Black from Zimbabwe and Sania Mirza from India 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.

The win gave Hsieh and Peng, top seeds at the open, a perfect 11-0 record at the completion of the open.

In the first set, the duo recovered from a trailing score of 5-6 to win a tiebreak and rolled out to a 4-0 lead in the second set.

"We didn't think about the [record] or anything like that. When we get into the final we don't think," Hsieh was quoted as saying in an article on the tournament's website.

"We just try (for) every point. This is the main key (why) we win," she said.

In a press conference that day, Hsieh said she hopes to win the doubles title for the WTA Tour Championships in October again this year. Hsieh and Peng won the title last year.

Peng, meanwhile, said she was a little nervous at the start of the game. There was windy weather and pressure from Black and Mirza, the fifth-seeded pair, she said.

Hsieh and Peng have won all 11 Women's Tennis Association (WTA) finals they have played over a five-year partnership, including one in 2008 in Bali; three in 2009 in Sydney, Rome and Beijing; five in 2013 in Rome, Wimbledon, Cincinnati, Guangzhou, and the WTA Tour Championships in Istanbul; and two in 2014 in Doha and now Indian Wells.

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