PREPARATIONS: Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dmitrov are to face off in the men’s singles quarter-finals, a rematch of the 2017 final, as they tune up for the Australian Open
Date: Jan 03, 2019 – Page 16
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, BRISBANE, Australia
The Chan sisters yesterday advanced to the semi-finals of the women’s doubles at the
Brisbane International, while in the men’s singles Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the quarter-finals at the Queensland Tennis Centre.
Fourth seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan advanced with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France and Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan in 65 minutes.
The Taiwanese duo saved two of three break points and converted five of nine, winning 67 percent of their points on second serve, compared with their opponents’ 26 percent conversion rate.
The Chan sisters won 63 of the 103 points contested to be the first pairing to advance to the semi-finals, where they are to face the winner’s of the quarter-final that pits second seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China against Eri Hozumi of Japan and Alicja Rosolska of Poland.