Chan Yung-jan, Hingis begin with a win in Qatar

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 17, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, DOHA

Chan Yung-jan celebrated her new doubles partnership with former world No. 1 Martina

Martina Hingis of Switzerland, left, and Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan pose for a photograph at the Qatar Open in Doha on Wednesday. Photo: Screen grab from Facebook

Hingis with a win at the Qatar Open yesterday, but it was not such a good day for fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung in a rain-hit Doha.

Top seeds Chan and Hingis took just 60 minutes to see off Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands and Johanna Larson of Sweden 6-1, 6-4.

The Taiwanese-Swiss duo failed to save either of the break points they faced, but they converted five of seven to advance to a quarter-final against Andreja Klepac of Slovenia and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez of Spain, who cruised past Madison Brengle of the US and Naomi Broady of Britain 6-1, 6-2.

Wild-card duo Chuang and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia fought back from a whitewash in the first set to force a super tiebreak against fourth seeds Abigail Spears of the US and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia, before eventually falling to a 6-0, 6-7 (2/7), 10-6 defeat in 1 hour, 22 minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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