CRUISING THROUGH:The top seeds beat Evgeniya Rodina and Stephanie Vogt 6-3, 7-5 in 1 hour and 12 minutes. In the singles, Mona Barthel ended her slump
Date: Jul 15, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan negotiated the tricky transition from
grass to clay to advance to the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Swedish Open in Bastad on Monday.
The Taiwanese sisters, who traveled to Sweden having both participated at Wimbledon, defeated Evgeniya Rodina of Russia and Stephanie Vogt of Liechtenstein 6-3, 7-5 in the first round of the doubles in 1 hour, 12 minutes.
The No. 1 seeds saved four of six break points and converted four of eight, winning 66 of the 117 points contested on the Swedish clay courts.
In the quarter-finals, the Taiwanese duo face either Tatjana Maria of Germany and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine or Swedish wild-cards Cornelia Lister and Malin Ulvefeldt, who are due to play their first-round match today. [FULL STORY]