Chan sisters book quarter-final berth

MAIN ATTRACTION: The match of the day was Rafael Nadal against Nick Kyrgios in the men’s singles, partly due to the subplot: The two players do not get along

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 28, 2020
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AP, MELBOURNE

The Chan sisters yesterday advanced to the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at the Australian

Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns to Nick Kyrgios of Australia in their Australian Open men’s singles match in Melbourne yesterday.
Photo: Reuters

Open, but it was a bad day for Taiwanese in the mixed doubles at the first Grand Slam of the season.

Seventh seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan had to work hard at Melbourne Park’s 1573 Arena for a 7-6 (7/5), 6-4 third-round victory over Misaki Doi of Japan and Monica Niculescu of Romania in 1 hour, 50 minutes.

The Chan sisters saved six of eight break points and converted three of five, winning 63 percent of points on their second serve and hitting 22 winners to set up a quarter-final today against third seeds Elise Mertens and Aryna Sabalenka after the Belgian-Belarusian duo had to rally from a set down to defeat 13th seeds Veronika Kudermetova and Alison Riske 5-7, 6-3, 6-2.

Chan Hao-ching then returned to 1573 Arena later in the day alongside Michael Venus of New Zealand in the second round of the mixed doubles.   [FULL  STORY]

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