Taiwan’s Chan sisters advance to Hobart final

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 12, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters, HOBART, Australia

Taiwanese top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan yesterday advanced to their

Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching returns in her and sister Latisha Chan’s Hobart International women’s doubles semi-final against Romania’s Monica Niculescu and China’s Yang Zhaoxuan in Australia yesterday.  Photo: EPA-EFE

second WTA Tour doubles final in a week at the Hobart International, while 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin advanced to her first WTA Tour singles final.

The Chan sisters cruised to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over third seeds Monica Niculescu of Romania and Yang Zhaoxuan of China in 1 hour, 22 minutes at the Hobart International Tennis Centre.

The Taiwanese duo saved six of eight break points and converted four of nine, winning 61 of the 116 points contested to advance to their second consecutive final and will hope to go one better than their defeat at the Brisbane International last Saturday.

The top seeds face Kirsten Flipkens and Johanna Larsson in today’s final after the fourth seeds battled past 17-year-old Anastasia Potapova of Russia and 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 7-5, 6-4 in 1 hour, 27 minutes in the second semi-final.

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