BUSY SCHEDULE:Should men’s world No. 1 Novak Djokovic make it into the semi-finals, he would have to play three matches in three days due to rain delays
Date: Jun 02, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters, PARIS
The Chan sisters crashed out of the rain-delayed quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at the French Open yesterday, leaving Taiwanese hopes at the second Grand Slam of the year resting with the mixed doubles competition.
Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan lost the first set 6-1 on Tuesday, but were leading 2-1 and serving in the second set against Russian seventh seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina when rain suspended play for the day at Roland Garros.
However, the third seeds lost their break advantage immediately after the match resumed on Court 3 yesterday, eventually falling to a 6-1, 6-3 defeat.
The Russian duo saved one of two break points and converted five of 14, winning 71 of the 118 points contested to advance to a semi-final against unseeded Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, who defeated sixth-seeded fellow Czechs Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hraddecka 6-3, 7-6 (11/9) in their quarter-final after having stunned top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in the third round. [FULL STORY]