Chan fails in final as Taiwanese gear up for French Open

Taipei Times
Date: May 28, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter

Chan Yung-jan yesterday failed to complete a hat-trick of titles this month at the Internationaux de Strasbourg, but the Taiwanese will none the less head to the French Open as the pre-tournament favorite to win her first Grand Slam.

Following back-to-back wins in Madrid and Rome alongside Martina Hingis, the Taiwanese teamed up with younger sister Chan Hao-ching this week, but failed extend her 11-match winning streak, falling to a 6-4, 6-2 loss to Australian duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua in 1 hour, 18 minutes in the doubles final in Strasbourg, France.

The Australians saved 10 of 11 break points and converted four of eight as they claimed their second title of the year following their victory at the Malaysian Open in March.

The victory gave the Australians a 2-0 career record against the Chan sisters after they won their previous encounter, a semi-final victory in Strasbourg in 2014.

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