Chan and Babos survive a scare at Taiwan Open

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 31, 2018
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching yesterday advanced to the quarter-finals of the doubles at the

Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching, right, returns to Anna Blinkova of Russia and Magda Linette of Poland as Timea Babos of Hungary looks on in their Taiwan Open first-round doubles match at the Heping Sports Complex in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Taiwan Open in Taipei, while Chinese top seed Peng Shuai crashed out of the first round of the singles.

Top seeds Chan and Timea Babos had to rally from a set down against Anna Blinkova of Russia and Magda Linette of Poland to complete a 3-6, 6-0, 10-5 victory in 68 minutes at the Heping Sports Complex.

The Taiwanese-Hungarian duo saved six of nine break points and converted four of nine, winning 58 of the 106 points contested.

Chan is defending the title she won at the Taipei Arena last year with elder sister Latisha Chan, while Babos is playing her first tournament since winning the doubles at the Australian Open last week alongside Kristina Mladenovic.    [FULL  STORY]

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