Chan Hao-ching edges thrilling opener

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Taipei Times
Date: Jun 15, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, STUTTGART, Germany

Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching rallied from a set down to advance to the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Aegon Open in Nottingham, England, yesterday, while the top seeds were ousted in the first round.

Third seeds Chan and Casey Dellacqua battled to a 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 10-5 victory over US duo Ashley Weinhold and Caitlin Whoriskey in 1 hour, 34 minutes.

The Taiwanese-Australian pairing saved six of 10 break points and converted three of five to advance to a quarter-final clash with either Taiwan’s Chuang Chia-jung and Renata Voracova of the Czech Republic or Johanna Konta of Britain and Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium, who were due to play their first-round match later yesterday.

Meanwhile, top seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine crashed out of the tournament after falling to a 7-5, 6-1 defeat by Australian duo Monique Adamczak and Storm Sanders in 60 minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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