Date: Apr 09, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, CHARLESTON, South Carolina
Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan crashed out of the first round of the doubles at the Family Circle Cup on Tuesday.
The Chan sisters, the third seeds in Charleston, South Carolina, after finishing runners-up at last year’s tournament, fell in a 2-6, 6-0, 10-4 defeat to Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Ajla Tomljanovic.
The American-Croatian duo saved four of six break-point chances and converted three of six to triumph in a hard-fought contest that lasted 58 minutes.
Also advancing to the quarter-finals on Tuesday were reigning champions Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan, who defeated the Chan sisters 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in last year’s final.
The Spanish-Kazakh pairing defeated American wild cards Madison Keys and Lisa Raymond 7-5, 7-5 in 1 hour, 27 minutes.
In the singles, defending champion Andrea Petkovic opened with a 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Chanelle Scheepers.
Petkovic, seeded third, lost the opening set 6-1, before taking 12 of the next 15 games to advance. [FULL STORY]