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Hsieh becomes Taiwan's first Grand Slam title winner

July 07, 2013 08:25 IST

Hsieh Su-wei became the first Taiwanese player to win a grand slam title when she and Peng Shuai beat Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 7-6(1), 6-1 in the Wimbledon women's doubles final on Saturday.

Hsieh and China's Peng, the eighth seeds, took the first set in a tiebreak and romped through the second against their 12th-seeded Australian opponents to claim their first Grand Slam crown.

Hsieh becomes Taiwan's first Grand Slam title winnerPeng is the third Chinese to win a grand slam doubles title.

It was the third time Dellacqua finished runner-up in a women's doubles final at a Grand Slam. However, she did win the 2011 French Open mixed doubles title with American Scott Lipsky.

Image: Shuai Peng (right) of China and Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei

Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images