Date: May 16, 2018
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, ROME
It was a mixed Monday for Taiwan’s Chan sisters at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, while
there were tears as Italian Roberta Vinci retired after a first-round loss in front of her home fans.
Younger sister Chan Hao-ching and Yang Zhaoxuan advanced to the second round of the women’s doubles with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Japanese duo Shuko Aoyama and Miyu Kato in 1 hour, 14 minutes at the Foro Italico.
The Taiwanese-Chinese duo saved five of eight break points and converted five of nine, winning 62 of the 115 points contested to advance to a tough second-round clash against Czech second seeds Andrea Sestini Hlavackova and Barbora Strycova.
Elder sister Latisha Chan, the world No. 1 defending the title she won last season with Martina Hingis, fell to a shock defeat. [FULL STORY]