Date: Sep 10, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan crashed out of the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles at the US Open on Tuesday, despite taking a 5-0 lead in the first set at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
The ninth seeds fell to a 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 defeat to top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in 1 hour, 25 minutes at Louis Armstrong Stadium in Flushing Meadows, losing 13 of the final 15 games contested.
The Chan sisters failed to save any of four break points, while converting two of four, but it was not enough as their Swiss-Indian opponents rallied from a slow start to hit 25 winners and take 70 of the 121 points contested to advance to a semi-final against 11th-seeded Italian duo Sara Errani and Flavia Pennetta, who defeated 15th seeds Lara Arruabarrena of Spain and Andreja Klepac of Slovenia 6-0, 5-7, 6-2. [FULL STORY]