EMOTIONS RUN HIGH: Reigning champion Naomi Osaka was ousted by teenaged sensation Coco Gauff, while her immediate predecessors both left the tournament in tears
Date: Jan 25, 2020
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters and AFP, MELBOURNE
The Chan sisters yesterday cruised into the third round of the women’s doubles at the AustralianOpen, while fellow Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the second rounds of the women’s and mixed doubles at the first Grand Slam of the year.
Seventh seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan took just 62 minutes to see off the challenge of Kaitlyn Christian of the US and Alexa Guarachi of Chile 6-4, 6-2 on Court 15 at Melbourne Park.
The Chan sisters won 79 percent of points on their second serve, converted five of seven break points and hit 13 winners.
Top seeds Hsieh and Barbora Strycova had a tougher time against first-round opponents Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic and Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia on Court 13, before running out 6-3, 7-5 winners in 1 hour, 35 minutes. [FULL STORY]