2012 $50,000 Wenshan - sisters Shu Ying and Su Wei Hsieh
WENSHAN, CHINA: For the second year running the ITF Pro Circuit came to Wenshan for a tournament that would be dominated by Chinese Taipei sisters Su Wei and Shu Ying Hsieh.
Elder sister and WTA Top 100 ranked player Su Wei was the top seed in the singles event and was in scintillating form as she makes a late push for eligibility for consideration for her nation’s Olympic squad.
Hsieh swept aside all-comers in straight sets in her run to a 21st ITF Pro Circuit singles title including wins of 60 60 and 62 60 in the quarterfinals and semifinals respectively! Her title winning success here also saw her elevated to a new career high WTA singles ranking of 69 in the April 16th rankings list.
Two days prior to this singles triumph she was involved in the doubles final, playing alongside her younger sister Shu Ying.
The sisters, as fourth seeds, reached the final, the second final they had featured in together since making the final of their first ITF Pro Circuit tournament back in late 2007, without loss of a set and in the title match took on Chinese third seeds Wan-Ting Liu & Yi-Fan Xu.
A 63 62 triumph for the Hsieh sisters brought them a first title together at the eleventh attempt on the ITF Pro Circuit. For 26-year-old Su Wei this was a twentieth ITF Pro Circuit doubles title but for her elated younger sister Shu Ying, 18, this was a landmark moment in her career as it was her first ever pro title.