Chan, Hingis advance to Madrid Open semi-finals

Taipei Times
Date: May 12, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, MADRID

Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis of Switzerland yesterday advanced to

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic gestures after defeating Nicolas Almagro of Spain in their Mutua Madrid Open second-round men’s singles match in Spain on Wednesday. Photo: AP

the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the Mutua Madrid Open, while defending men’s singles champion Novak Djokovic survived a scare on Wednesday.

Third seeds Chan and Hingis rallied from a set down to defeat Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 in 1 hour, 23 minutes in their quarter-final at La Caja Magica in the Spanish capital.

The Taiwanese-Swiss duo saved three of eight break points and converted five of 14, winning 68 of the 132 points to improve their career record against Groenefeld and Peschke to 2-0 after a round-of-16 victory in Dubai in February.  [FULL  STORY]

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