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Hsieh captures Guangzhou title

7:18 AM, Sep 22, 2012   |    comments
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Guangzhou, China (Sports Network) - Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh beat rising British star Laura Robson in Saturday's final at the $220,000 Guangzhou International tennis event.

Hsieh outlasted Robson 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 in a match that took almost three hours.

The 26-year-old Hsieh appeared in her second final of the year. She was a surprise champion, in her first career final, in Kuala Lumpur back in March.

The left-handed Robson was the first British woman in 22 years to reach a WTA final. The last British woman to compete in a WTA title match was Jo Durie in 1990, which was four years before Robson was born.

No Brit has won a WTA title in 24 years, since Sara Gomer triumphed at Aptos in 1988.

The 18-year-old Australian-born Robson recently enjoyed a run into the fourth round at the U.S. Open, where she sent former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters into retirement with a second-round victory and followed with an upset of former French Open champion Li Na of China before falling to last year's U.S. Open titlist Samantha Stosur.

Hsieh improved to 2-0 lifetime against Robson.

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