UPSIDE DOWN:Sixth seed Andrea Petkovic ‘realigned’ her body to rally for a victory over Carina Witthoeft in the opening round of the Bank of the West Classic
Date: Aug 05, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, STANFORD, California
Taiwan’s Chan sisters cruised into the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Bank of the
West Classic in Stanford, California, on Monday.
Top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan, the world No. 32 and No. 22 in doubles respectively, crushed Japanese veteran Kimiko Date-Krumm and Mandy Minella of Luxembourg 6-1, 6-3 at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University.
The Taiwanese sisters saved five of six break points and converted five of eight, winning 55 of the 90 points contested to wrap up the victory in just 53 minutes.
In the quarter-finals, the top seeds are to face Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine and Tatjana Maria of Germany, who ousted Eva Hrdinova of the Czech Republic and Petra Martic of Croatia 7-6 (8/6), 6-3 in their first-round match on Monday. [FULL STORY]