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Date: Oct 11, 2015
By Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, BEIJING
The Chan sisters edged a tight semi-final at the China Open on Friday to
keep on track their challenge for a fourth title of the season and confirm their spot at the WTA Finals in Singapore in two weeks.
Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan edged third seeds Casey Dellacqua of Australia and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 12-10 in 1 hour, 43 minutes at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing.
The sixth-seeded Taiwanese sisters saved six of 10 break points and converted five of 11, winning 84 of the 159 points contested to set up a final against familiar foes Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Sania Mirza of India, the top seeds.
The semi-final victory ensured that the Chan sisters became the seventh pairing to claim their spot at the season-ending WTA Finals on Oct. 25, their first appearance as a partnership, although Chan Yung-jan has qualified before, in 2007 in Madrid with fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung. [FULL STORY]