Taiwanese sisters advance to doubles final at Cincinnati Masters

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/23
By: Lee Ching-wei and Jeffrey Wu

Taipei, Aug. 23 (CNA) Taiwanese sisters Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) and Chan Hao-ching (詹

Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然, right), Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) (Photo courtesy of Liu Hsueh-chen)

Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然, right), Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) (Photo courtesy of Liu Hsueh-chen)

皓晴) beat the world No. 1 pair Martina Hingis of Switzerland and Sania Mirza of India 6-4, 0-6, 10-6 on Saturday to advance to the women’s doubles final of the WTA Premier tournament in Cincinnati.

The unseeded Chan sisters will face 2015 French Open runner-up Casey Dellacqua of Australia and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in the final of the Cincinnati Masters, which carries a total prize of US$2.7 million.

Chan Yung-jan said she and her sister were overwhelmed after the Swiss-Indian pair changed their tactics in the second set, but the Taiwanese duo rallied in the final set to win the match.

Chan Hao-ching said their victory was “revenge” after their 4-6, 2-6 defeat by Hingis and Mirza in the quarter-final in Toronto last week.     [FULL  STORY]

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