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Hsieh wins WTA title in Guangzhou

Sept. 22, 2012 at 7:43 AM

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Hsieh Su-Wei edged past Laura Robson for a three-set victory Saturday and the championship at the Guangzhou International Women's Open in China.

Hsieh claimed a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 decision over Robson in a match that took 2 hours, 48 minutes. It was Hsieh's second WTA championship. She won her first in March in Malaysia.

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Hsieh won nearly half the points when Robson served and backed the British player into 22 break-point situations. Hsieh was able to finish off six of those chances -- two in each set.

She dropped serve three times in the second set as Robson pulled even but settled down in the third. She took nearly two-thirds of the points on serve in the third set in claiming the title.

Robson was playing in her first WTA championship match.

Hsieh collected $37,000 along with the Guangzhou title. Robson's runner-up check was for $19,000.

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