Date: Jul 07, 20172
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, LONDON
Chan Yung-jan cruised into the second round of the women’s doubles at Wimbledon on Wednesday,
but fellow Taiwanese Hsieh Cheng-peng crashed out in the men’s doubles in London.
Third seeds Chan and Martina Hingis raced to a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Alize Cornet of France and Xenia Knoll of Switzerland in just 51 minutes on Court 16 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club.
The Taiwanese-Swiss duo saved the only break point they faced and converted five of eight, winning 55 of the 85 points contested to cruise into the second round at the third Grand Slam of the year.
In the men’s doubles, Hsieh and Max Schnur of the US fell to a 7-5, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) defeat to Marcin Matkowski of Poland and Max Mirnyi of Belarus in 1 hour, 56 minutes.
In the women’s singles, when Petra Kvitova returned to competition after six months out recovering from a horrific knife attack, the idea of her winning a third Wimbledon title was talked of as a “fairy tale,” but there was no happy ending for the Czech, whose bid to repeat her triumphs in 2011 and 2014 ended with a second-round loss to world No. 95 Madison Brengle of the US. [FULL STORY]