Date: Nov 15, 2018
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Teenager Liang En-shou yesterday fought back from a set down to advance to the
second round of the singles at the Taipei OEC Open, but it was not such a good day for her fellow Taiwanese in the doubles.
World No. 276 Liang, who won the Australian Open girls’ singles title in January, defeated Austrian world No. 224 Barbara Haas 3-6, 6-0, 6-3 in 1 hour, 35 minutes at the Taipei Arena.
The Taiwanese 18-year-old saved five of seven break points and converted five of 11, winning 87 of the 159 points contested to advance to a second-round clash with Greek world No. 160 Valentini Grammatikopoulou, who defeated lucky loser Ng Kwanyau of Hong Kong 6-2, 6-2.
German wild-card Sabine Lisicki stunned Japanese eighth seed Misaki Doi 6-3, 6-2 in just 54 minutes in their first-round match. [FULL STORY]