By: Timothy Hwang and Evelyn Kao
New York, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) and her partner Michael Venus of New Zealand lost their mixed doubles title in the final at the U.S. Open on Saturday, succumbing to Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Britain’s Jamie Murray 6-1 4-6 10-8.
The young Taiwanese-New Zealand pair, seeded third for the tournament, fought a tough battle against the Wimbledon champions Hingis — the former five-time grand slam singles champion — and Murray at the beginning of the match, losing to the top seeds 6-1 in only 22 minutes in the first set.
However, they jumped ahead in the second set, leading their opponents 4-2, but Hingis and Murray fought back to 4-4. In the second-set tiebreak, Chan earned two points in the crucial ninth game at 6-4.
Trailing 8-7 late in the tiebreaker, the top seeds won the last three points to claim the mixed doubles title. [FULL STORY]