STRENGTH FROM WITHIN:Monica Puig, who defeated Kristina Mladenovic to reach the semi-finals, said her sports psychology team helped her to prepare mentally
Date: Jun 25, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, EASTBOURNE, England
The Chan sisters survived a topsy-turvy doubles semi-final at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, England, yesterday, while Dominika Cibulkova fought back from a set down to oust top seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the rain-interrupted quarter-finals of the singles.
Taiwanese second seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan won the first set 6-1 in just 23 minutes against fourth seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan on the grass courts at Devonshire Park, but then collapsed to a 1-6 second-set loss.
However, the Taiwanese sisters rallied in the super tiebreak to complete a 6-1, 1-6, 10-6 victory in 58 minutes to advance to today’s final and a shot at regaining the title they won in 2014. [FULL STORY]