Date: May 14, 2016
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AP, ROME
Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan fell in the second round of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Thursday, while Roger Federer was not concerned after crashing out of the third round of the men’s singles.
Sixth seeds Chan and Anna-Lena Groenefeld looked to be cruising to the quarter-finals at the Foro Italico in Rome when they won the first set 6-2, but Romanian duo Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu rallied to edge the second set and then completed a 2-6, 7-6 (7/1), 10-8 victory in the super tiebreak.
Begu and Niculescu saved one of the seven break points they faced against the Taiwanese-German duo, but they converted four of six, winning 69 of the 137 points contested in 1 hour, 32 minutes in the Italian capital. [FULL STORY]