Chan, Hingis advance to French semis

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Taipei Times
Date: Jun 09, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, PARIS

After three quarter-final losses at Roland Garros, Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan on

Britain’s Andy Murray returns to Japan’s Kei Nishikori in their French Open men’s singles quarter-final in Paris on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

Wednesday finally made it into the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the French Open.

Third seeds Chan and Martina Hingis took just 66 minutes to defeat Raluca Olaru of Romania and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 on the red clay in Paris.
The Taiwanese-Swiss duo saved two of three break points and converted five of nine to complete their 12th straight victory following their title-winning exploits in Madrid and Rome last month.

The third seeds, who are unbeaten on clay this season, next face a tough test against top seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, who ousted unseeded Francesca Schiavone of Italy and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-2, 6-4 in their quarter-final.

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