Chan Yung-jan advances to final

Taip[ei Times
Date: Jun 25, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with Reuters

Chan Yung-jan on Friday kept her bid for a fifth title of the season on track at the Mallorca Open as the

Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan, left, watches as doubles partner Martina Hingis of Switzerland returns against Nicole Melichar of the US and Anna Smith of Britain at the Mallorca Open in Spain on Friday. Photo: EPA

Taiwanese and Martina Hingis took just 59 minutes to advance to the final of the doubles.

The Taiwanese-Swiss top seeds defeated Nicole Melichar of the US and Anna Smith of Britain 6-3, 6-3 on the grass courts on the Spanish island as they eyed their fourth title of the season and Chan’s fifth, after she claimed the Taiwan Open title with younger sister Chan Hao-ching in Taipei in February.

The tops seeds saved all three break points they faced and converted three of 10 to advance to a final against either Jelena Jankovic and Anastasija Sevastova or Julia Goerges and Xenia Knoll, who were to play after press time last night.

The Taiwanese-Swiss duo will be looking to claim their fourth title of the season today after lifting the trophies in Indian Wells, Madrid and Rome earlier this season.

In the singles, second seed Anastasija Sevastova on Friday dispatched Croatian Ana Konjuh to reach the semi-finals as she bids to go one better than last year.

The tricky Latvian beat the seventh seed 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (7/5) to set up a clash with Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, who beat her in last year’s final.    [FULL  STORY]

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