ROCKY ROAD AHEAD:If the Taiwanese duo can overcome the third seeds in their semi-final today, they could face top seeds Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in the final
Date: Jan 14, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, SYDNEY
Bernard Tomic of Australia returns to Jordan Thompson of Australia in their men’s singles second-round match at the Apia International in Sydney yesterday. Photo: EPA
Taiwan’s Chan sisters advanced to the semi-finals at the Apia International in Sydney yesterday, cruising to a 6-2, 6-2 quarter-final victory in just 65 minutes.
Second seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan, the world No. 12 and No. 7 respectively, saved three of five break points and converted six of eight, winning 56 of the 87 points contested against Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland and Laura Siegemund of Germany to get their season up and running at the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre.
“Getting into the rhythm,” elder sister Chan Yung-jan said on Facebook as the Taiwanese duo advanced to a semi-final today against third-seeded French pairing Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, who defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia and Roberta Vinca of Italy 6-4, 6-2 in 62 minutes in their quarter-final yesterday. [FULL STORY]