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Date: Mar 16, 2017
By Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, INDIAN WELLS, California
Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis of Switzerland on Tuesday advanced to
the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.
The sixth seeds defeated fourth seeds Sania Mirza of India, Hingis’ former partner, and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals in 1 hour, 20 minutes.
Chan and Hingis saved five of 10 break points and converted seven of 14, winning 61 of the 118 points contested to advance to a semi-final against either top seeds and Australian Open champions Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic or unseeded Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Kristina Mladenovic of France.
They were due to play their quarter-final yesterday. [FULL STORY]