Date: Mar 12, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, INDIAN WELLS, California
The Chan sisters advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, on Thursday, while two-time Grand Slam champions Hsieh Su-wei and Peng Shuai lost their first match since losing the WTA Finals doubles final in Singapore in October 2014.
Second seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan defeated German wild-cards Angelique Kerber and Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-3 in 74 minutes at Stadium 2 at the India Wells Tennis Garden.
The Taiwanese sisters saved four of eight break points and converted six of 13, winning 60 of the 111 points contested to pick up the scalp of world No. 2 singles player Kerber. [FULL STORY]