Mixed day for Taiwan in doubles

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 19, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA and AFP, MELBOURNE

Taiwan’s Chan sisters yesterday fought their way through to the third round of the

Latisha Chan, second right, shakes hands with Jiang Xinyu, left, as Chan Hao-ching, right, and Wang Qiang look on after their Australian Open match in Melbourne yesterday.  Photo: AFP

Australian Open women’s doubles, but Hsieh Su-wei was ousted after she and her US partner were unable to capitalize on several opening set chances.

Seventh seeds Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching topped Jiang Xinyu and Wang Qiang of China 6-2, 6-3 in 65 minutes in a match in which both teams had trouble holding serve.

The Chans won six of their opponents’ eight service games, despite having their own serve broken three times.

The start of the match was delayed by rain, but it did not trouble the Chans.

“Was quite a long day because of the weather, but got some amazing support today … so it was worth the wait,” Latisha Chan said on Facebook.    [FULL  STORY]

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