Chang, Chuang advance to semis

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 03, 2018
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Taiwanese duo Chang Kai-chen and Chuang Chia-jung yesterday rallied from a set down to

Chang Kai-chen, left, and Chuang Chia-jung cross the court yesterday in their Taiwan Open match against Lyudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok at the Heping Sports Complex in Taipei.  Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Liberty Times

stun the third seeds and advance to the semi-finals of the doubles at the Taiwan Open, while Kateryna Kozlova upset the fifth seed in the singles.

Chang and Chuang defeated Ukrainian twins Lyudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok 2-6, 6-4, 11-9 in 1 hour, 24 minutes at the Heping Sports Complex in Taipei.

The Taiwanese duo saved four of nine break points and converted four of eight to advance to the semi-finals, despite five double faults.

The Taiwanese pairing face a semi-final today against Chinese duo Duan Yingying and Wang Yafan, who overcame Priscilla Hon of Australia and Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 late on Thursday night.

Today’s other semi-final sees top seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Chan Hao-ching of Taiwan take on Nao Hibino of Japan and Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia.    [FULL  STORY]

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