Chang wins Taiwanese showdown with Lee

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 30, 2018
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Chang Kai-chen yesterday won the Taiwanese showdown on the first day of the Taiwan

Chang Kai-chen returns to fellow Taiwanese Lee Ya-hsuan in their Taiwan Open first-round singles match in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Open at the Heping Sports Complex in Taipei, while Chinese second seed Zhang Shuai fell to a shock defeat.

World No. 273 Chang defeated Taiwanese wild-card Lee Ya-hsuan, ranked No. 384, 7-5, 6-2 in 72 minutes in the first round of the singles.

In the first ever meeting of the Taiwanese players on the WTA Tour, Chang saved three of seven break points and converted seven of 10, winning 66 of the 114 points contested, despite racking up eight double faults.

In the second round Chang is due to face fifth seed Yulia Putintseva, who survived a hard-fought second set to overcome Junri Namigata of Japan 6-2, 6-4 in 1 hour, 36 minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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