Date: May 11, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, ROME
Chan Yung-jan ousted fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung in the first round of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia yesterday, while Hsieh Su-wei also advanced to the second round late on Monday at the Foro Italico in Rome.
Chan — who is partnering Anna-Lena Groenefeld this week instead of her usual partner, younger sister Chan Hao-ching — took just 60 minutes to complete a comfortable 6-2, 6-1 victory over Chuang and Darija Jurak of Croatia.
The Taiwanese-German sixth seeds saved five of six break points and converted six of 11, winning 54 of the 90 points contested to set up a second-round clash with Russian pairing Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova or Romanian duo Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu, who were due to play their opener later yesterday. [FULL STORY]