Date: Oct 31, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan face Red Group winners, top seeds and
tournament favorites Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in the semi-finals at the WTA Finals in Singapore at 12:30pm today after they finished second in the White Group with a 2-1 record.
The Swiss-Indian pairing defeated Timea Babos of Hungary and Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-4, 7-5 in 1 hour, 30 minutes yesterday to complete a clean sweep of their round-robin matches.
“We had played them twice before and we were 1-all, so we knew we had to come out and play well, like we’ve been trying to do every match here at the WTA Finals,” Mirza said in her courtside interview. “We just tried to come out and play our best, and that was enough to win today.”
The victory extended the top seeds’ winning streak to 20 matches.
“It feels pretty good,” Hingis said. “Sania came up to me and asked me why don’t we try to play together, and at first we both had our partners, but as soon as we started we won a hat-trick right away at Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston. It was amazing how fast we clicked. It was a dream to come here to Singapore and hopefully we can keep winning here.” [FULL STORY]