Historic Win: Hsieh Su-wei Becomes Second-Oldest Woman to Claim Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Title with Partner Jan Zielinski

Melbourne, Australia: In a captivating conclusion to the mixed doubles at the Australian Open 2024, Hsieh Su-wei and Jan Zielinski secured victory in a nail-biting three-set encounter against Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski, with a scoreline of 6–7 (5–7), 6–4, 11–9.

Hsieh Su-wei pose with the trophy after winning their mixed doubles final match against Britain's Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk of the U
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Poland’s Jan Zielinski and Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei pose with the trophy after winning their mixed doubles final match against Britain’s Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk of the U.S. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

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Champion Pair: Hsieh Su-wei and Jan Zielinski

Hsieh, the 38-year-old player from Chinese Taipei, joined forces with Jan Zielinski from Poland to deliver an outstanding performance throughout the tournament. This triumph marked their inaugural major title together. Hsieh, in securing this win, became the second-oldest woman to claim a Grand Slam mixed doubles title, while Zielinski achieved the historic feat of becoming the first Polish champion and finalist at the event.

Runners-up: Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski

Despite their loss, the second-seeded pair of Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski showcased remarkable resilience in the final, adding to their commendable performance throughout the tournament.

Journey to the Final

Hsieh and Zielinski’s path to the final was marked by impressive victories, including a semifinal triumph over the Australian team of Jaimee Fourlis and Andrew Harris. Conversely, Krawczyk and Skupski secured their spot in the final by defeating the Australian duo Olivia Gadecki and Marc Polmans.

Final Showdown

The final unfolded as a closely contested match, with Krawczyk and Skupski claiming the first set 7-6. However, Hsieh and Zielinski mounted a comeback, securing the second set 6-4. The match reached its climax in a thrilling super tiebreak, ultimately won by Hsieh and Zielinski with a score of 11-9.

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