Date: Apr 06, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, CHARLESTON, South Carolina
The Chan sisters, reunited after Chan Yung-jan’s title-winning partnership with Martina Hingis, crashed out in the first round of the doubles at the Volvo Car Open in Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday, while Shelby Rogers rallied in front of her home crowd to advance in the singles.
Third seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan got off to a fast start in the doubles, but were pegged back 1-6, 7-6 (7/2), 10-6 by Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke in 1 hour, 35 minutes.
The German-Czech duo saved five of 10 break points and converted three of seven to improve their career record against the Taiwanese sisters to 2-0 after a victory at the US Open back in 2013.
In the singles, the expressions just kept changing on the face of Rogers as the American tried to figure out the winning moves against Veronica Cepede Royg.