SIBLING SUPPORT: Chan Hao-ching expressed confidence in her partner, who took home the women’s doubles title in the tournament two years ago with Martina Hingis
Date: Mar 14, 2019
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, INDIAN WELLS, California
The Chan sisters on Tuesday came out on top of a Taiwanese showdown in the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at the BNP Paribas Open, while top seeds Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka crashed out of the singles at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.
Eighth seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan edged a tight quarter-final against fellow Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 11-9 in 1 hour, 26 minutes.
The Chan sisters saved four of seven break points and converted four of 10, winning 71 percent of their returns on second serve to claim their first career victory over the reigning champions and third seeds.
Hsieh and Strycova had previously come out on top in their two previous meetings with the Chans, in the third round at Indian Wells last year and in the semi-finals at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships last month. [FULL STORY]