LATE SLIP:The Chan sisters cruised to a 6-1, 4-0 lead, then lost six straight matches to face a super tiebreak. However, the Taiwanese then won 10-7 in the decider
Date: Sep 23, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter, with AFP, TOKYO
The Chan sisters kept their bid for back-to-back doubles titles on track in the Japanese capital yesterday, despite having to survive a second-set meltdown at the Toray Pan Pacific Open.
Taiwan’s Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan cruised to a 6-1, 4-0 lead in their first-round match against Anna-Lena Groenefeld and CoCo Vandeweghe, but then lost six straight matches as their German-American opponents forced a super tiebreak.
However, the Taiwanese second seeds battled to a 10-7 victory in the decider at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, where they won the Japan Open doubles final on Saturday, their third WTA Tour title of the season. [FULL STORY]