Date: Jun 17, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, BIRMINGHAM, England
The Chan sisters managed to evade the showers at a rainy Aegon Classic in Birmingham, England, on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals of the doubles, while in the singles, former Wimbledon finalist and top seed Agnieszka Radwanska lost her first match of the year on grass.
Top seeds Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan took advantage of the only dry spell of the day at the Edgbaston Priory Club to down Ukrainian duo Kateryna Bondarenko and Olga Savchuk 6-4, 7-6 (7/5) in 1 hour, 36 minutes in the first round of the doubles.
The Taiwanese duo saved three of six break points and converted four of seven, winning 71 of the 138 points contested to improve their career record against the Ukrainians to 3-0 after victories at the French Open last month and the Tokyo International last year. [FULL STORY]