By: Lung Po-an and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan (詹詠然) and Chan Hao-ching (詹皓
晴) saw their bid for a semifinal berth at the Australian Open dashed by unseeded Americans on Tuesday, and the younger sister was eliminated from the mixed doubles later in the day.
Seeded seventh in the women’s doubles, the Chans lost to Alison Riske and Jennifer Brady 6-3, 7-6 (3) in a quarterfinal match in 83 minutes, unable to take advantage of key break points or a second-set advantage.
Quickly falling behind 4-2 in the first set, the Chans had three break points in the seventh game to pull the set back on serve, but could not capitalize.
In the second set, they jumped to a 4-1 lead, but a break by the Americans and another missed break opportunity by the Chans brought the set back to 4-4, and a poor tiebreaker ended the Taiwanese duo’s hopes. [FULL STORY]