Date: Oct 29, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, SINGAPORE
Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan came up against familiar foes in
the doubles quarter-finals at the WTA Finals in Singapore yesterday and the match ended in a depressingly familiar outcome.
It was always going to be a tough ask for the Taiwanese duo to advance to the semi-finals past second seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in their opponents’ first match since splitting up as a pairing in August, with the Chan sisters falling to a 7-6 (12/10), 7-5 defeat in five minutes short of two hours.
“It’s great to be back in Singapore,” Mirza was quoted as saying on the WTA Web site after the match. “It’s also great to be back with Martina, and it’s good to get that win.”
However, the Chan sisters, who traveled to Singapore after winning their third title of the season in Hong Kong, pushed the Swiss-Indian duo all the way, with each pairing creating three match points in a tense first-set tiebreak, before the second seeds finally converted. [FULL STORY]