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Hsieh Su-Wei halted by Caroline Garcia in French Open third round

The world number 109 Hsieh faltered as well though, allowing Garcia to eventually prevail after two hours and 39 minutes.

Published: 03rd June 2017 05:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd June 2017 05:37 PM   |  A+A-

France's Caroline Garcia plays a shot against Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris. | AP

By AFP

PARIS: Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei's surprise French Open run ended in the third round on Saturday after a dramatic 6-4, 4-6, 9-7 defeat to French 28th seed Caroline Garcia.

Hsieh, looking to reach the last 16 of a Grand Slam for just the second time, led 3-1 in the final set before Garcia reeled off four games on the trot.

But the Frenchwoman failed to close it out initially, with Hsieh then serving for the match at 6-5. 

The world number 109 faltered as well though, allowing Garcia to eventually prevail after two hours and 39 minutes.

The 23-year-old will meet unseeded compatriot Alize Cornet for a place in the quarter-finals, guaranteeing France a player in the last eight of the women's draw for the first time since 2011.



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