BUSY DAY:Because of rain delays, Chan Hao-ching is to play two matches today, one with elder sister Chan Yung-jan and one with Max Mirnyi in the mixed doubles
Date: Jan 23, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, MELBOURNE, Australia
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei advanced to the third round of the women’s doubles
on a rain-affected day at the Australian Open yesterday.
Hsieh and Oksana Kalashnikova upset fourth seeds Timea Babos of Hungary and Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia 6-3, 4-6, 7-5 on Court 6 at Melbourne Park in one of the few matches on the outside courts to survive the rain.
The Taiwanese-Georgian duo saved six of eight break points and converted four of five, winning 107 of the 208 points contested to wrap up the victory in 2 hours, 6 minutes.
With the weather wreaking havoc with the schedule, it promises to be a busy day for Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching today.
She is due to team up with elder sister Chan Yung-jan in the second round of the women’s doubles, with the second seeds taking on Ukrainian duo Kateryna Bondarenko and Olga Savchuk, before partnering Max Mirnyi in the mixed doubles. [FULL STORY]