Date: Sep 17, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, TOKYO
Taiwan’s Chuang Chia-jung advanced to the semi-finals of the doubles at the Japan Open yesterday, while the Chan sisters’ quarter-final was interrupted by rain.
Second seeds Chuang and Liang Chen of China eased past Japanese duo Shuko Aoyama and Makoto Ninomiya 6-2, 6-4 in 1 hour, 15 minutes at Ariake Colosseum.
The cross-strait duo saved two of three break points and converted four of 12, winning 58 of the 108 points contested to set up a semi-final against Japanese wild-cards Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara, who upset fourth-seeded Chinese pairing Xu Yifan and Zheng Saisai 3-6, 6-3, 10-5. [FULL STORY]