JAPANESE CHALLENGE:Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan face Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara in today’s final after the wild-cards ousted Taiwan’s Chuang Chia-jung
Date: Sep 19, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, TOKYO
The Chan sisters cruised into the doubles final at the Japan Open yesterday, but it was not
such good news for fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung and Hsieh Su-wei.
Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan swept into today’s doubles final in just 52 minutes at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, dispatching Ukrainian duo Kateryna Bondarenko and Olga Savchuk 6-3, 6-2.
The Taiwanese top seeds did not face a single break point and converted three of four, winning 53 of the 83 points contested to set up a final against Japanese wild-cards Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara, who stunned second seeds Chuang and Liang Chen of China 6-3, 6-3 in the earlier semi-final.
Doi and Nara saved both break points they faced and converted three of 15, winning 63 of the 108 points contested to complete the hard-fought victory in 1 hour, 27 minutes. [FULL STORY]