Taiwan duo finish second in Tokyo

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Taipei Times
Date: Sep 27, 2015
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters, TOKYO

The Chan sisters’ bid for back-to-back doubles titles in Tokyo ended in a 7-5, 6-1 defeat to p20-150927-312Spanish duo Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro in the Toray Pan Pacific Open final yesterday.

Second seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan, who lifted the Japan Open title the previous Saturday, converted two of five break points in the first set, but their third-seeded opponents converted three of seven to edge a tight opener.

The Taiwanese sisters then failed to create a single break point in the second set as the Spanish pairing wrapped up the victory in 1 hour, 13 minutes on Center Court at the Ariake Coliseum.

Muguruza and Suarez Navarro won 65 of the 113 points contested to claim the title and rise to eighth in the Road to Singapore rankings, while the Taiwanese duo are 10th.     [FULL  STORY]

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