Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei became the first Asian winner of the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur 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 Croat 2-6, 7-5, 4-1.
Earlier on Sunday, Martic beat second-seeded Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-7 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5) in a three-hour semifinal. Rain triggered a suspension of play on Saturday at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian and Country Resort.
Martic had only a few hours to rest before facing Hsieh, ranked 123th in the world.
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