Taiwanese tennis ace Hsieh Su-wei (???) and her Belgian partner Elise Mertens advanced to the final of the Akron Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals in Guadalajara, Mexico, after defeating their Japanese opponents in straight sets in the women's doubles semifinals on Wednesday.
Hsieh and Mertens bested Japanese duo Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara in two sets 6-2, 6-2.
The Taiwanese-Belgian pairing previously beat the Japanese duo in the semifinals at Wimbledon in July and at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California in October.
Hsieh and Mertens, third seeds at the WTA Finals tournament, started their doubles partnership this summer and won the women's doubles at Wimbledon.
They also took home the women's doubles trophy at Indian Wells, California.
In the final match in Guadalajara, Hsieh and Mertens face Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic, who won the women's doubles gold at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Playing in her fourth final at the WTA Finals, Hsieh is hoping for a repeat of her 2013 victory with partner Peng Shuai (??) of China. Hsieh reached the women's doubles final at the WTA Finals in 2013, 2014, and 2019.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel