Date: May 25, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Chan Yung-jan kept her bid for a third consecutive WTA Tour doubles title on track in Strasbourg, France, yesterday, while fellow Taiwanese Chuang Chia-jung and Misaki Doi of Japan stunned the top seeds in the first round of the doubles in Nuremberg, Germany, on Tuesday.
Chan, who won the Mutua Madrid Open and Internazionali BNL d’Italia titles with Martina Hingis the past two weekends, has been reunited with younger sister Chan Hao-ching this week at the Internationaux de Strasbourg and the top seeds took 1 hour, 15 minutes to see off the challenge of Raluca Olaru of Romania and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-1, 6-4 in their quarter-final.
The Chan sisters, eyeing a second title of the season after winning the Taiwan Open in February, saved all 12 break points they faced and converted three of nine to advance to a semi-final against qualifiers Chantal Skamlova of Slovakia and Eva Wacanno of the Netherlands. [FULL STORY]