Date: Jun 19, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, BIRMINGHAM, England
The Chan sisters rallied from a set down to oust fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung and
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarter-finals of the doubles at the Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England, on Friday.
Top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan battled to a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 victory in 1 hour, 26 minutes on the grass courts at the Edgbaston Priory Club.
The Taiwanese sisters saved two of six break points and converted four of seven, winning 62 of the 122 points contested to advance to a semi-final against Vania King of the US and Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia, who stunned fourth-seeded Slovenian duo Andreja Klepac and Katarina Srebotnik 6-3, 6-3.
Yesterday’s other doubles semi-final was to be between Czech duo Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova, who crushed Darija Jurak of Croatia and Anastasia Rodionova of Australia 6-2, 6-1, and British wild cards Naomi Broady and Heather Watson, who ousted fellow Briton Johanna Konta and Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-2, 7-6 (7/5). [FULL STORY]