Chan sisters split, Vinci bids farewell in first round

Taipei Times
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

Roberta Vinci waves after losing her first-round match against Aleksandra Krunic at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Monday in Rome. Photo: EPA

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]

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