Hsieh Su-Wei gets an amazing double-win at Indian Wells

Hsieh will hold the number one ranking for the 48th week in her career.

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Hsieh Su-Wei continued her successful return to the WTA Tour by winning the BNP Paribas Open with Elise Mertens. Hsieh and Mertens were previously victorious together in Indian Wells in 2021. Hsieh has now won 34 doubles titles on the tour, including four titles at Indian Wells. Hsieh previously lifted the trophy with Peng Shuai and Barbora Strycova.

In the final, Hsieh and Mertens faced off against Storm Hunter and Katerina Siniakova. The two teams played one another in the Australian Open this year, with Hsieh and Mertens winning a thrilling three-set battle. This time, Hsieh and Mertens needed a little over an hour to win 6-3, 6-4. Hunter and Siniakova are a new pair on tour, with Siniakova splitting from long-time partner Barbora Krejcikova.

Hsieh and Mertens have established themselves as the team to beat in 2024, having won the Australian Open at the beginning of the year. Hsieh returned to the tour last year after an extended break. Hsieh's return has been immensely successful, and she has won three of the last four doubles majors. As her singles career winds down, Hsieh will play a complete year of doubles with Mertens as her partner.

Can Hsieh and Mertens win the Sunshine Double?

The "Sunshine Double" refers to a player or team winning both Indian Wells and Miami. The feat is rare, as each tournament lasts two weeks and is played in very different conditions. Hsieh and Mertens will aim to be the sixth women's doubles team to win the Sunshine Double. Mertens teamed up with Aryna Sabalenka to win Indian Wells and Miami in 2019.

Hsieh will be immediately heading on a plane to Miami, as she has opted to enter the singles qualifying draw. Hsieh nearly qualified for the singles in Indian Wells and still remains a tricky opponent on a singles court.

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