Chan sisters advance to the third round at US OpenChan sisters advance to the third round at US Open

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 04, 2017
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

The Chan sisters on Saturday advanced to the third round of the women’s doubles at

Chan Yung-jan, left, and Martina Hingis take a water break on Saturday during their US Open match against Arina Rodionova and Yulia Putintseva at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.  Photo: AFP

the US Open, but it was not such a good day for fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung and Lu Yen-hsun at the final Grand Slam of the year in New York.

Second seeds Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis took just 56 minutes to oust Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-1, 6-3 on Court 7 at Flushing Meadows.

The Taiwanese-Swiss duo saved two of three break points and converted five of seven, winning 55 of the 91 points contested to advance to a third-round clash with 13th seeds Kristina Mladenovic of France and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, who rallied from a set down to defeat Chinese duo Wang Qiang and Wang Yafan 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 in 1 hour, 37 minutes. Asked about her partnership with Chan Yung-jan by Swiss daily Der Bund, Hingis replied: “We have fun, do some things together. Recently we were at Niagara Falls. Bonding.”    [FULL  STORY]

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