Hsieh cruises, Chan battles at Miami Open

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 30, 2015
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AP, KEY BISCAYNE, Florida

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Flavia Pennetta of Italy cruised into the second round of the

Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching returns to Spanish duo Arantxa Parra Santonja and Silvia Soler-Espinosa in her Miami Open women’s doubles match with partner Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in Key Biscayne, Florida, on Saturday.  Photo: screen grab from Facebook

Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching returns to Spanish duo Arantxa Parra Santonja and Silvia Soler-Espinosa in her Miami Open women’s doubles match with partner Jelena Jankovic of Serbia in Key Biscayne, Florida, on Saturday. Photo: screen grab from Facebook

women’s doubles at the Miami Open on Saturday, while Taiwanese-Serbian duo Chan Hao-ching and Jelena Jankovic also advanced in a tough opening encounter.

Fourth seeds Hsieh and Pennetta, playing just their second match as a partnership, eased to a 6-1, 6-3 victory over wild-cards Alize Cornet of France and Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in just 47 minutes at Crandon Park.

The Taiwanese world No. 9 and the Italian world No. 15 saved four of five break-point opportunities and converted five of seven to complete a comfortable victory and set up a second-round clash with Monica Niculescu of Romania and Alexandra Panova of Russia, who defeated Lisa Raymond of the US and Sam Stosur of Australia 6-2, 6-3 in the first round.     [FULL  STORY]

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