Date: May 13, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, ROME
Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching followed her elder sister out of the door marked “exit”
at the Foro Italico in Rome on Monday after she lost her Internazionali BNL d’Italia first-round women’s doubles match.
After Chan Yung-jan was the victim of a thrilling comeback in her match earlier on Monday, Chan Hao-ching and Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain were outclassed 6-2, 6-3 by Vera Dushevina of Russia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain.
The Russian-Spanish duo converted five of the six break-point chances they created, while the Taiwanese-Spanish pairing converted just one of two in 1 hour, 10 minutes.
Taiwanese hopes in Rome now rest with second seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Flavia Pennetta, who received a bye in the first round and are due to face either Australian sisters Anastasia and Arina Rodionova or Shuko Aoyama of Japan and Renata Voracova of the Czech Republic in the second round. [FULL STORY]