Comeback: Strycova, Hsieh ready to shake up Madrid Open

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Iconic doubles partnership of Barbora Strycova and Hsieh Su-Wei is making a grand comeback to the Hologic WTA Tour at the April 25 – May 7 Mutua Madrid Open tournament in Spain.

Su-Wei Hsieh Barbora Strycova

In February, former doubles No.1 Strycova announced that she would soon make a comeback after giving birth to her first child, a son named Vincent. The time has come and the event she’s picked for her return is the WTA 1000 Mutua Madrid Open.

“See you in Madrid,” Strycova wrote on social media. In one of replies to her tweet, the Czech player explained that this will not be a full comeback, rather, she will play just a few tournaments that she really likes. The last tournament she played was the 2021 Australian Open.

Also, Strycova has confirmed that she’ll play doubles with Hsieh, jokingly calling their successful partnership “double trouble.”

Hsieh, also a former world No.1 in doubles, hasn’t competed since the end of 2021, when she finished runner-up at the Akron WTA Finals Guadalajara alongside Elise Mertens. Interestingly, Hsieh was supposed to make a surprise comeback at last month’s Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but she got visa to a wrong country and had to adjust her travel plans.

Today, Hsieh has confirmed the comeback by posting a photo with Strycova and saying “see you soon #Madrid.”

According to iRozhlas, Strycova will also return to singles competition and after Madrid she intends to play Rome, Wimbledon, the US Open, and also possibly Prague.

Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic and Hsieh Su-Wei of Chinese Taipei first teamed up in 2018, and their partnership quickly gained attention due to their unique playing styles and strong chemistry on the court. They won the 2019 Wimbledon women’s doubles title together, and finished runner-up at the 2020 Australian Open and 2019 WTA Finals.


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