Date: Jun 22, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, BIRMINGHAM, England
Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and Zheng Jie of China lost their doubles semi-final at the Aegon Classic
in Birmingham, England, on Saturday, falling to a 7-5, 6-3 defeat to fourth-seeded Spanish duo Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.
The cross-strait pairing saved 13 of the 17 break-point chances they faced and converted two of four, but it was not enough as their opponents won 71 of the 119 points contested to wrap up the victory in 1 hour, 21 minutes at Edgbaston Priory Club.
In yesterday’s final, Muguruza and Suarez Navarro were due to face Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, who cruised past Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 in Saturday’s other semi-final.
Chan and Zheng were heading south to Eastbourne to compete in the doubles of the final grass-court warm-up tournament before Wimbledon. Also taking part in the Aegon International this week is Chan’s younger sister, Chan Hao-ching, who is teaming up with Flavia Pennetta of Italy — Hsieh Su-wei’s regular partner. [FULL STORY]