Date: Oct 14, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
The Chan sisters successfully negotiated the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Hong Kong Open yesterday, but it was not as good a day for fellow Taiwanese Chang Kai-shen, who was ousted in the second round of the singles at the Tianjin Open.
Top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan took 1 hour, 17 minutes to see off Marina Erakovic of New Zealand and Zhang Ling of Hong Kong 6-4, 6-3.
The Taiwanese sisters saved 10 of 13 break points and converted five of 15, winning 63 of the 118 points contested to advance to the semi-finals.
In the remaining rain-delayed first-round doubles match, Taiwan’s Lee Ya-hsuan and Kotomi Takahata of Japan fell to a 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 defeat to British duo Naomi Broady and Heather Watson. [FULL STORY]