Date: Jan 16, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, SYDNEY
Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan crashed out of the Apia International in their rain-delayed semi-final yesterday.
The second seeds fell to a 6-2, 6-4 defeat to third-seeded French pairing Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic in 65 minutes in Sydney.
Garcia and Mladenovic saved three of six break points and converted six of six, winning 54 of the 100 points contested.
The Chan sisters struggled with their serve, recording five double faults and hitting just 61 percent of their first serves, compared with their opponents’ 82 percent. It is a flaw that they will be looking to put right as they head to Melbourne for next week’s first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open. [FULL STORY]