Taiwan's Hsieh, China's Peng win women's doubles at French Open
June 9, 2014, 12:00 am TWN
TAIPEI -- Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and Chinese partner Peng Shuai claimed the championship in women's doubles at the French Open Sunday, earning their second Grand Slam victory with a 6-4, 6-1 win over second-seeded Italian duo Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci.
The top-seeded pair fell behind their Italian counterparts early in the first set of the 73-minute shoot-out, leaving Errani and Vinci up 3-1 at one point.
But Hsieh and Peng managed to turn things around when Errani dropped serve three times.
The cross-strait duo went on to win six straight games in the second set. Sunday's victory also marked Hsieh and Peng's 12th consecutive win as a team, including one at the Wimbledon championships and another at a WTA year-end tourney.
“Who would not desire the championship?” Hsieh said when asked how she felt about entering the finals before defeating the Italian pair.
She added that she would “not give (myself) too much pressure,” however, and simply do her best.
Peng meanwhile noted that Errani and Vinci have a considerable amount of experience.
“They do have some advantage playing on clay courts,” she said.