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Taiwan's Hsieh out of Rio after row

2016-08-08 17:27
Su-Wei Hsieh (Getty Images)

Rio de Janeiro - Taiwan's Hsieh Su-wei withdrew from the Olympics on Sunday before she had hit a ball following a bitter row with her federation.

The 30-year-old had been involved in a long-running feud with Taiwan tennis officials.

"The Taiwan Tennis Federation confirmed to us that Hsieh Su-wei was being withdrawn from the Olympics," an International Tennis Federation (ITF) spokesman told AFP.

Her place in the singles draw from was taken by Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic, who was to face Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki later on Sunday.

Hsieh and her partner Chuang Chia-jung were also withdrawn from the women's doubles.

They were replaced by Yanina Wickmayer and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

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