Date: Jul 06, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, LONDON
Chan Hao-ching yesterday got her women’s doubles campaign off to a winning start on the grass
courts at Wimbledon, while fellow Taiwanese Chang Kai-chen bounced back from her opening-day defeat in the singles to also advance to the second round.
Ninth seeds Chan and Monica Niculescu defeated Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay and Raluca Olaru of Romania 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in 1 hour, 44 minutes on Court 4 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London.
The Taiwanese-Romanian duo saved just one of four break points and converted five of 13, winning 79 of the 145 points contested.
Chang and Sloane Stephens defeated Chinese duo Duan Yingying and Liang Chen 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 in 1 hour, 56 minutes on Court 8.
The Taiwanese-American pairing saved 10 of 16 break points and converted seven of 13, winning 97 of the 196 points contested. [FULL STORY]