Venus and Serena withdraw from 2021 US Open Williams sisters Venus and Serena have withdrawn from the upcoming 2021 edition of the US Open. “I’ve had so many amazing memories there, and I can’t wait to get back on the court whenever that is,” Williams said. Murray and Mattek-Sands will meet either an Australian duo or Polish partnership in the final four.
She has won three Grand Slam titles in doubles, winning the 2013 Wimbledon Championships and the 2014 French Open with Peng Shuai, whom she also won the 2013 WTA Tour Championships with, as well as the 2019 Wimbledon Championships with Barbora Strýcová. Hsieh and Strýcová also were the runners-up at both the 2019 WTA Finals and the 2020 Australian Open, and she reached the quarterfinals in singles at the 2012 London Olympics with compatriot Chuang Chia-jung. Though she has yet to win a Grand Slam on hard courts, most of her titles have come on hard courts, including six of her Premier Mandatory/Premier 5 titles. She is also a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist in mixed doubles, reaching this stage at the 2009 US Open with Kevin Ullyett, the 2011 Wimbledon Championships with Paul Hanley, and the 2015 Australian Open with Pablo Cuevas. Hsieh still managed to put together a decent string of results on the doubles circuit. Partnering Sania Mirza, they reached the final at the Premier event in Doha before falling to the American duo of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears.
In the second round, she beat 19th seed Sybille Bammer and defeated Aravane Rezaï in the third round to become first Taiwanese tennis player to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam. She then lost in the fourth round to the world No. 1, Justine Henin, in straight sets. She reached the doubles final at the Thailand Open in February with Vania King, losing to compatriots Chuang and Chan Yung-jan. In Mallorca, she suffered two first round losses, to Caroline Garcia in singles, and Anastasia Rodionova and Nadiia Kichenok in doubles, but fared better in Eastbourne with a third-round appearance in singles and the semifinals in doubles.
She played with Kumiko Iijima of Japan, beating Samantha Murray and Emily Webley-Smith in three sets. In March, Hsieh played at Indian Wells, losing in the first round to Elena Vesnina in three sets. A week later, she lost again, this time in the first round of qualifying, to Tatiana Poutchek in Miami. A five-time Wimbledon singles champion—plus six more in doubles with sister Serena—Venus was last in action at a WTA 250 event in Chicago just before the US Open, where she endured an opening-round defeat to Hsieh Su-Wei.
At the French Open, she was defeated by qualifier Anastasiya Yakimova in the first round. Over to the mixed doubles event and reigning two-time US Open champions Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands have advanced to the semifinals. She won the 2013 Wimbledon and 2014 French Open doubles championships with her Chinese partner Peng Shuai, and is currently ranked 83 for how do you say artichoke in spanish singles and 70 for doubles by the Women’s Tennis Association. LAST FORTNIGHT Chan Yung-jan became Taiwan’s first tennis player to win a trophy at the US Open and the second ever Grand Slam winner after she and her partner, the legendary Martina Hingis, won the women’s doubles title. Hsieh entered the PTT Pattaya Open but lost to Marina Erakovic in the first round.
However, the film shows that things are not all sweetness and light between the pair. Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan right, returns to Marina Melnikova of Russia and Mandy Minella of Luxembourg as her sister and partnter Chan Hao-ching looks on during their doubles match at the Taiwan Open at the Yang-Ming Tennis Center in Kaohsiung yesterday. The Taiwanese world No. 81 saved two of four break points and converted seven of 11, winning 56 of the 87 points contested to maintain her perfect career record against the Russian after victories in Sydney earlier this year and in Kuala Lumpur last year. In June 2008, Hsieh had her best Wimbledon Ladies’ Singles result by making it to the second round and losing to No. 9 seed Dinara Safina. Su-wei, who has encouraged her brother to resume his dormant singles career, uses an even greater repertoire of shots, all to devastating effect.
Facing the 12th seeded Australian duo of Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, they won the title in two sets. This was Hsieh’s first Grand Slam title, making her the first Taiwanese tennis player to ever win one in any discipline. It also meant she would return to the top 10 rankings for the first time since January 2010.