Video - Highlights: Angelique Kerber v Su-Wei Hsieh


Angelique Kerber digs deep to outlast Su-Wei Hsieh in classic

Kerber digs deep to outlast Hsieh in classic
By Eurosport

22/01/2018 at 04:22Updated 22/01/2018 at 06:45

Former champion Angelique Kerber was driven to distraction by the unorthodox game of world number 88 Hsieh Su-wei but overhauled the Taiwanese battler 4-6 7-5 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open.

The 21st seed was being tied up in knots by double-sided Hsieh's angles and slices in a match of clashing styles at Rod Laver Arena before the slender Taiwanese fatigued and the German's power game prevailed.

Video - Hsieh clinches first set with lucky net cord


Hsieh saved two match points to hold serve in a late burst of resistance but 2016 champion Kerber closed it out in the next game when she whipped an easy passing shot.

Video - Hsieh outduels Kerber in epic rally


Kerber, 30, will meet American Madison Keys for a place in the semi-finals.

Video - Emotional Kerber clinches epic win against Hsieh