HOME SUCCESS:Taiwanese duo Hsu Ching-wen and Lee Ya-hsuan cruised past Kristyna Pliskova and Stefanie Voegele to become the first pairing in the doubles semis
Date: Feb 11, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Top seeds the Chan sisters began their Taiwan Open doubles campaign with
a victory on Center Court at the Yang-Ming Tennis Center in Kaohsiung yesterday, while fellow Taiwanese Hsu Ching-wen and Lee Ya-hsuan advanced to the semi-finals.
Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan looked to be cruising into the quarter-finals when they wrapped up the first set against Zarina Diyas and Xu Yi-fan 6-1 without facing a single break point, but their Kazakh-Chinese opponents fought back to force a tiebreaker in the second, which the Taiwanese sisters won 7-5.
Overall the sisters saved and converted four of six break points, winning 69 of the 119 points contested to wrap up the victory in 74 minutes and set up a quarter-final against Marina Melnikova of Russia and Mandy Minella of Luxembourg. [FULL STORY]