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Date: Sep 06, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, NEW YORK
Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan was a two-time winner at the US Open on Friday, while
Hsieh Su-wei saw her bid for women’s doubles glory ended at the final Grand Slam of the season taking place at Flushing Meadows in New York.
On Court 10 at the at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan cruised into the third round of the women’s doubles with a comfortable 6-2, 6-4 victory over German duo Mona Barthel and Laura Siegemund in 1 hour, 18 minutes.
The ninth seeds saved eight of 11 break points and converted six of 11, winning 68 of the 117 points contested to set up a third-round clash with Romanian pairing Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru, who upset eighth-seeded Spanish duo Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-4. [FULL STORY]