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
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]