Date: May 27, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Chan Yung-jan yesterday kept her bid for a third straight WTA Tour doubles title on track in Strasbourg, France, while fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung on Thursday survived a scare to advance to the semi-finals of the doubles in Nuremberg, Germany.
Chan, who won back-to-back titles in Madrid and Rome alongside Martina Hingis, has been reunited with younger sister Chan Hao-ching this week at the Internationaux de Strasbourg and the Taiwanese top seeds took just 46 minutes to complete a 6-0, 6-1 semi-final victory over Chantal Skamlova of Slovakia and Eva Wacanno of the Netherlands.
The Chan sisters saved six of seven break points and converted all six they created to advance to today’s final, in which they face Australia duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua.
In the singles quarter-finals on Thursday, fifth seed and home-crowd favorite Caroline Garcia saved six set points on the way to a 7-6 (7/3), 6-2 victory over Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic. [FULL STORY]