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Su-Wei Hsieh

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Bio Hsieh Su-Wei (born 4 January 1986) is a Taiwanese professional tennis player. Hsieh was born to parents Hsieh Tze-lung and Ho Fom-Ju in Hsinchu and raised in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She was introduced to tennis by her father at five years of age. Her younger sister, Hsieh Shu-Ying, and brother Hsieh Cheng-peng are also professional tennis players. Hsieh named her tennis idols as Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. She has trained at a Taipei tennis school run by Hu Na, a former mainland Chinese player who defected to the US in 1982.
After Hsieh having won the 2013 Wimbledon doubles title, her father said that a Chinese company had offered her a sponsorship deal worth 10 million yuan ($1.63 million) per year, on the condition that she switch her citizenship to the People's Republic of China. His remarks caused controversy in Taiwan as Hsieh stated that she would consider taking the offer. In response, the government of Taiwan mobilized domestic companies to offer her competing deals.

Her career-high rankings are world No. 23 in singles, a position she reached on 25 February 2013, and world No. 1 in doubles, which she became on 12 May 2014. She won the doubles events of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, the 2013 WTA Tour Championships, and the 2014 French Open partnered with Peng Shuai, as well as the 2019 Wimbledon Championships with Barbora Strýcová. Her singles achievements include reaching the fourth round at the Australian Open in 2008 and 2018, and the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2018 (where she upset the reigning French Open champion and world No. 1 Simona Halep in the third round). She is the first Taiwanese tennis player, male or female, in history to achieve a top-25 ranking in singles, and the first to achieve a world No. 1 ranking in doubles. She is one of Taiwan's most successful tennis players, having won three singles and 24 doubles titles on the WTA Tour, 27 singles and 23 doubles titles on the ITF Tour, and seven medals at the Asian Games.
Hsieh has a very different style of play compared to most other players. She hits the ball with two hands on both sides, thus hitting very flat. Her unorthodox way of playing creates many big angles in her game and makes her shots unpredictable. She made a quip at the Australian Open saying, "Actually, my boyfriend was looking at her [Kerber] game earlier this morning. I forgot to ask him what she play, so, I actually have no plan to go on the court. So I was trying to go my Su-Wei style, you know."

Many top players have praised her unusual playing style. Maria Sharapova, after her third-round win over Hsieh at Wimbledon 2012, said, "I faced her many times in the juniors. She used to be a nightmare for me because she used to slice and drop shot on clay. I was like, 'Where did they learn how to play tennis like that?' She uses both hands, switches racquets. That's her game: it's to hit a lot of dropshots and slices and get people kind of crazy. We used to have real battles in the juniors. I knew her game really well and I don't think she had time to do all of that today on grass. If I'm hitting a hard‑paced shot, I don't think she really has time to create, which is something that she really likes to do."
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