Date: Jan 01, 2019
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, BRISBANE, Australia
The Chan sisters yesterday opened their season by cruising into the quarter-finals of
the women’s doubles at the Brisbane International, while Karolina Pliskova rallied from a set down to advance to the second round of the women’s singles.
Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan took just 49 minutes to complete a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Japanese duo Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya in their opening match of the season.
The fourth seeds saved one of the two break points they faced and converted five of 10, winning 55 of the 88 points contested to advance to a quarter-final against either Dutch duo Kiki Bertens and Demi Schuurs or Kristina Mladenovic of France and Galina Voskoboeva of Kazakhstan, who are due to face off today.
In the singles, Pliskova said she refused to panic despite falling behind a set and a break to Yulia Putintseva in her opening singles match. [FULL STORY]