STUNNER: Taiwan’s Lee Ya-hsuan and Liang En-shou took just 63 minutes to clinch a comprehensive 6-4, 6-2 victory over the favorites on the hard courts at the Taipei Arena
Date: Nov 14, 2018
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s Lee Ya-hsuan and Liang En-shou yesterday stunned top seeds
Nao Hibino of Japan and Oksana Kalashnikova of Georgia in the first round of the doubles at the Taipei OEC Open, while English-Taiwanese teenager Joanna Garland crashed out in the first round of the singles.
Lee and 18-year-old Liang, who won the girls’ singles at the Australian Open in January, took just 63 minutes to complete a comprehensive 6-4, 6-2 victory over the favorites at the Taipei Arena.
The Taiwanese duo saved 11 of 13 break points and converted five of eight, winning 60 of the 110 points contested, despite sending down four double faults.
In the quarter-finals, Lee and Liang face either Lizette Cabrera of Australia and Elena-Gabriela Ruse or Indian pairing Ankita Raina and Karman Thandi, who are due to play their first-round match today. [FULL STORY]