Date: Jan 22, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
The Chan sisters cruised into the second round of the women’s doubles at the Australian Open yesterday, while fellow Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei bounced back from her defeat to Serena Williams in the singles on Wednesday.
Second seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan took just 45 minutes to complete a 6-1, 6-1 rout of Denisa Allertova of the Czech Republic and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands in front of a sizeable crowd of Taiwanese fans on Court 15 at Melbourne Park.
The Taiwanese duo served five aces and won six of 10 break points, winning 52 of the 75 points contested to advance to a second-round clash with Ukrainian pairing Kateryna Bondarenko and Olga Savchuk, who defeated Alize Cornet of France and Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 6-0. [FULL STORY]