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
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]