Date: Feb 23, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
The Chan sisters were on Tuesday victorious in the doubles at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, while second seed Karolina Pliskova and third seed Dominika Cibulkova both lost their opening singles matches.
Fourth seeds Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis rallied from a set down to win their second-round match against Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-3, 14-12 in 1 hour, 22 minutes.
The Taiwanese-Swiss duo saved two of seven break points and converted five of six to advance to a quarter-final against either sixth seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai or Mandy Minella and Anastasija Sevastova, who were due to play their second-round match yesterday.
Fifth seeds Chan Hao-ching and Yaroslava Shvedova cruised to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Elise Mertens of Belgium and Aleksandrina Naydenova of Bulgaria in just 55 minutes in the first round. [FULL STORY]