Hsieh wins in Malaysia when fatigue overcomes Martic
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA | Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei became the first Asian winner of the Malaysian Open on Sunday when her opponent Petra Martic retired with exhaustion after playing both her semifinal and final matches on the same day.
The unseeded Hsieh beat the fifth-seeded Martic 2-6, 7-5, 4-1.
Earlier Sunday, Martic beat secondseeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-7 (7-5), 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) in a semifinal lasting more than three hours. Rain triggered a suspension of play Saturday at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort.