Date: Mar 28, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, KEY BISCAYNE, Florida
Second seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan crashed out of the first round of the women’s doubles at the Miami Open on Saturday, while fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung fared no better in her opening match.
The Taiwanese sisters paid the price for only converting three of the 10 break points they created to fall to a 7-6 (7/2), 6-4 defeat to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida, in 1 hour, 31 minutes.
It was the second straight tournament in which the second seeds failed to win their opening match after they lost to US duo Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Coco
Vandeweghe at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, earlier this month.
Makarova and Strycova converted four of the six break points they created, winning 68 of the 135 points contested to advance to a second-round clash with former world No. 1s Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan and Peng Shuai of China. [FULL STORY]