‘She’s probably going to smash me!’ – History-making Hsieh Su-Wei ‘not worried’ about Naomi Osaka clash

Hsieh Su-wei joked she expected Naomi Osaka to ‘smash her’ in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.

The 35-year-old Taiwanese star made history on Sunday, becoming the oldest player to make a maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal during the Open Era.

She faces the ominous task of beating Osaka in the last eight if she is going to progress any further, but she’s not concerning herself with that right now.

“I not worry about it,” Hseih said after beating 19th seed Marketa Vondrousova 6-4 6-2.

“She probably going to smash me on the court. I try to play my game, do my job, see what happens.”

“It was a little bit strange with the crowd, but a great win.

“I have an Australian coach, Australian fitness coach, Australian massage [therapist], Australian hitting partner, so, its extra special.”

Osaka, who won the tournament in 2019, said she knows all about the threat that Hseih poses.

“I’m not really looking forward to it. It’s going to be really tough. Every time I play her it’s three sets.”

“It’s actually fun when I’m not really angry … For me it feels like whenever I play her I have to expect everything.”

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