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Date: May 29, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP and Reuters, PARIS
Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan cruised into the third round
of the women’s doubles at the French Open yesterday, ousting British duo Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith 6-3, 6-2 on Court 3 at Roland Garros.
The third seeds, the second-most successful sister pairing in WTA history behind only Serena and Venus Willams, saved one of the two break points they faced and converted four of six, winning 65 of the 108 points contested to advance to a third-round clash with Madison Brengle of the US and Tatjana Maria of Germany.
Late on Friday on Court 6, seventh seeds Chan Yung-jan and Max Mirnyi battled into the second round of the mixed doubles with a tight 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Romanian duo Simona Halep and Horia Tecau.
The Taiwanese-Belarussian pairing saved three of seven break points and converted five of six, winning 72 of the 140 points contested to advance to a second-round clash on Court 17 against Serbian duo Jelena Jankovic and Nenad Zimonjic. [FULL STORY]