Chan advances; Kasatkina briefly homeless

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 06, 2018
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters, PARIS

Taiwan’s Latisha Chan on Monday advanced to the semi-finals of the mixed doubles at

Darya Kasatkina returns to Caroline Wozniacki during their French Open fourth-round singles match in Paris on Monday.  Photo: AFP

the French Open, while Russian youngster Daria Kasatkina’s stirring run to the women’s singles quarter-finals left her temporarily homeless in Paris.

Second seeds Chan and Ivan Dodig rallied from a set down against Nicole Melichar of the US and Alexander Peya of Austria to complete a 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 victory in 1 hour, 16 minutes at Roland Garros.

The Taiwanese-Croatian duo found themselves in trouble after surrendering five straight games in the first set, but converted the only break point of the second to set up a super tiebreak.

The second seeds then won four of the final five points to complete the victory and set up a semi-final against eighth seeds Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah of Colombia, who defeated Abigail Spears of the US and Juan Sebastian Cabal of Colombia 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 in 1 hour, 18 minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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