Chan and Hlavackova fall in final

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 13, 2018
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AP, SYDNEY

Taiwan’s Latisha Chan and Czech partner Andrea Sestini Hlavackova yesterday failed

From left, China’s Xu Yifan and Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski pose with their trophies after winning their Sydney International women’s doubles final against Taiwan’s Latisha Chan and the Czech Republic’s Andrea Sestini Hlavackova in Australia yesterday.
Photo: AFP

to pick up their first title as a pairing at the Sydney International, falling to a disappointing defeat to third seeds Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yifan in the final.

The top seeds fell to a 6-3, 6-1 loss in 56 minutes, sending down seven double faults — including three in a row by Chan in the second set — and only winning 22 percent of their points on second serve as the Canadian-Chinese duo celebrated their third title after victories in Miami and Connecticut last year.

“We had a really good season last year and I’m excited for 2018,” Dabrowski said at the trophy presentation. “Hopefully, we can have some more good results together.”

The Taiwanese-Czech pairing saved just one of six break points and created only two, with Chan saying at the trophy presentation that the wind had been a problem for the players.    [FULL  STORY]

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