Taiwan’s Chan sisters advance in Rome

SECOND WIND: Seventh seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan rallied to defeat Darija Jurak and Raluca Olaru 3-6, 6-0, 10-5 in 1 hour, 19 minutes on the clay courts

Taipei Times
Date: May 16, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AFP, ROME

The Chan sisters on Tuesday battled back from a set down to advance to the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali d’Italia, while fellow Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei crashed out in the first round of the women’s singles.

Seventh seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan rallied to defeat Darija Jurak and Raluca Olaru 3-6, 6-0, 10-5 in 1 hour, 19 minutes on the clay courts in Rome.

The Taiwanese duo saved five of eight break points and converted four of seven, winning 62 percent of their first-return points to improve their career record over the Croatian-Romanian pairing to 2-0 after a victory in the quarter-finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in February.

The Taiwanese sisters were next due to face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia and Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia, but yesterday their opponents pulled out of the tournament, handing the Chan sisters a walkover into the quarter-finals
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