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
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
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.
The Sports Network