SHOWDOWN:Top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan take on fellow Taiwanese Chang Kai-chen and Chuang Chia-jung in today’s doubles semi-finals
Date: Nov 19, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Chang Kai-chen advanced to the semi-finals of the singles at the OEC Taipei WTA Challenger
yesterday, while fellow Taiwanese Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan set up an all-Taiwanese showdown in the semi-finals of the doubles at the Taipei Arena.
World No. 154 Chang defeated world No. 145 Luksika Kumkhum of Thailand 6-1, 7-5 in 1 hour, 12 minutes in their quarter-final at the WTA 125k tournament in the capital.
Taoyuan-born Chang saved five of seven break points and converted five of seven, winning 70 of the 120 points contested, despite notching up six double faults.
The Taiwanese improved her career record over the Thai to 3-2 with her first victory over Kumkhum since a 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 6-2 win in Taipei back in 2012.
In today’s semi-finals, Chang faces eighth seed Marina Erakovic of New Zealand, who ousted German world No. 126 Tatjana Maria 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) in 1 hour, 34 minutes. [FULL STORY]