Date: Jun 23, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, EASTBOURNE, England
Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching advanced to the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, England, on Sunday, despite a second-set meltdown.
Chan and Flavia Pennetta of Italy raced to a 6-5, 5-1 lead over Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Alicja Rosolska of Poland before losing six straight games as their opponents claimed the second set 7-5.
However, Chan and Pennetta held their nerve in the super tiebreak to claim a 6-4, 5-7, 10-7 victory in 1 hour, 18 minutes at Devonshire Park.
The Taiwanese-Italian duo saved six of 10 break-point chances and converted four of nine to set up a quarter-final against either top seeds Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Sania Mirza of India or Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands and Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. [FULL STORY]