Hsieh and Chan sisters to face off at Indian Wells

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 12, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters

Hsieh Su-wei and the Chan sisters on Sunday set up a Taiwanese showdown at the BNP Paribas Open in

Romania’s Simona Halep returns to Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine in their BNP Paribas Open women’s singles third-round match in Indian Wells, California, on Sunday.  Photo: AFP

Indian Wells, California, while in the women’s singles world No. 2 Simona Halep survived a tough challenge from Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Kozlova.

Third seeds Hsieh and Barbora Strycova took just 52 minutes to cruise to a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia and Irina Khromacheva of Russia in the second round of the women’s doubles.

The Taiwanese-Czech duo did not face a single break point and converted five of eight, winning 50 of the 77 points contested to set up a quarter-final clash with Taiwanese eighth seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan.

The Chan sisters had a slightly tougher time seeing of the challenge of Ukrainian sisters Lyudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok 6-3, 6-4 in 72 minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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