Taiwan’s Chan sisters advance to quarter-finals

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 05, 2018
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters, PARIS

Taiwan’s Chan sisters on Sunday were both victorious at the French Open, while Novak

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns to Fernando Verdasco of Spain in their French Open men’s singles fourth-round match at Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday.  Photo: AFP

Djokovic doused Fernando Verdasco’s fire then aimed a dig at the organizers for not watering the courts as he moved confidently into the men’s singles quarter-finals at Roland Garros.

Eighth seeds Chan Hao-ching and Yang Zhaoxuan advanced to the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Sorana Cirstea of Romania and Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain in 1 hour, 32 minutes.

The Taiwanese-Chinese duo converted five of 15 break points as their opponents sent to seven double faults, winning 82 of the 152 points contested to advance to a quarter-final against Romanians Irina Bara and Mihaela Buzarnescu, who defeated Americans Jennifer Brady and Vania King 6-4, 6-3.

In the second round of the mixed doubles, second seeds Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig needed to win a tiebreak to oust King and Franko Skugor of Croatia 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 in 1 hour, 26 minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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