Taipei--Taiwan's professional female tennis player, Hsieh Su-wei (???), rolled past American Taylor Townsend 2-1 Thursday in the women's singles of the French Open to reach the third round. This marked the first time in her career that Hsieh has advanced to the third round of the tournament.
The French Open, often referred to as Roland Garros, kicked off on May 22 in Paris.
Hsieh, No. 109 in the WTA Rankings, had played only one match on clay this year, losing 6-0, 6-1 to Sara Errani in Istanbul, but she managed to upset World No. 8 Johanna Konta of the United Kingdom on Tuesday during their French Open women's first round match.
Hsieh rallied from a first-set loss to shock seventh-seeded Konta with a 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4 win to advance to round two of the French Open at Roland Garros.
It was Hsieh's first career victory over a top 10 player in 15 attempts.
On Thursday, Hsieh secured another victory after defeating Townsend with a 6-0, 2-6, 6-3 win to reach round three of the tournament for the first time in her career.