|Hsieh Su-wei Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||January 4, 1986|
Hsieh Su-wei is a Taiwanese professional tennis player who is widely considered as one of the most successful doubles players in history, one of Asia’s greatest ever tennis players, and one of Taiwan’s greatest sportspersons. As of February 2021, she was the number 1 ranked player in the world in the official WTA doubles rankings. Although most of her glory in tennis has come in the doubles format, she is quite adept at playing the singles format where she has won titles such as the 2012 Malaysian Open, the 2012 Guangzhou Open, and the 2018 Japan Women’s Open. She had climbed as high as number 23 in the world in the official WTA singles rankings, in February 2013. She had also made it to the quarter-final of the 2021 Australian Open.
Hsinchu, Northern Taiwan, Taiwan
She splits her time between Taipei, Northern Taiwan, Taiwan, and Paris, Île-de-France, France.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Hsieh Tze-lung
- Mother – Ho Fom-ju
- Siblings – Hsieh Cheng-peng (Younger Brother) (Professional Tennis Player), Hsieh Yu-chieh (Younger Sister) (Professional Tennis Player), Hsieh Chen-an (Brother), Hsieh Shu-ting (Sister), Hsieh Cheng-ying (Brother), Hsieh Cheng-yen (Brother)
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Hsieh has dated –
- Frederic Aniere (2016-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
She is of Taiwanese descent.
- Slender frame
- Long, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Gleaming face
Hsieh Su-wei Favorite Things
- Tennis Players/Role Models – Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi
- Tennis Tournament/Event – French Open
- Hobbies/Interests – Listening to Music, Reading, Writing, Shopping, Photography, Cooking
Source – WTA
Hsieh Su-wei Facts
- Hsieh was introduced to the sport of tennis by her father when she was 5 years old. She had later moved to the capital city of Taipei and trained at a tennis school under Hu Na, a former mainland Chinese player who had defected to the United States in 1982.
- After she had won the 2013 Wimbledon doubles title, her first Grand Slam triumph, her father had reported that a mainland Chinese corporation had offered her a sponsorship deal worth USD 1.63 million per year provided that she gave up her Taiwanese citizenship to become a mainland Chinese national. This caused an outrage in Taiwan after which the national government pushed local companies to offer sponsorship deals to Hsieh.
- As of February 2021, she had won 3 singles and 28 doubles titles on the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Tour; 27 singles and 23 doubles titles on the ITF (International Tennis Federation) Circuit; and 7 medals at the Asian Games (2 ‘Gold’ medals, 3 ‘Silver’ medals, and 2 ‘Bronze’ medals).
- In the doubles format, she has won the Wimbledon (2013, 2019) and the French Open (2014) titles. In the mixed doubles format, she has reached the semi-final of the US Open (2009), Wimbledon (2011), and the Australian Open (2015). In 2013, she had also won the doubles event at the year-ending WTA Finals.
- As of February 2021, she was the only Taiwanese tennis player in history to have broken into the ‘Top 25’ of the WTA singles rankings.
- At the 2021 Australian Open, she had become the first Taiwanese female player to have reached a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal.
Featured Image by Hsieh Su-wei / Instagram