Chan sisters advance after walkover as Cornet closes in on second Hobart title

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 11, 2019 
By: Staff writer, with CNA and AP

Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching yesterday advanced to the Hobart International women’s doubles semi-finals after their opponents withdrew, while former champion Alize Cornet moved one step closer to another singles title.

Following the withdrawal of their quarter-final opponents, Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia and Sabrina Santamaria of the US, the Taiwanese pair move automatically into the semi-finals, where they are to face Romania’s Monica Niculescu and China’s Yang Zhaoxuan.

In the singles, Cornet defeated Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals.

The sixth seed, who won the event in 2016, overcame a fall and skinned knee in the win. She has not dropped a set in this tournament.    [FULL  STORY]

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