Taiwan’s Hsieh advances, Chan sisters crash out

Taipei Times
Date: May 08, 2019
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with AFP, MADRID

Hsieh Su-wei on Monday advanced to the second round of the women’s doubles at the

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic serves to France’s Kristina Mladenovic in their Madrid Open women’s singles match at La Caja Magica in Spain on Monday.Photo: EPA-EFE

Madrid Open, but fellow Taiwanese the Chan sisters fell to an upset loss at La Caga Magica in the Spanish capital.

Fifth seeds Hsieh and Barbora Strycova rallied from a set down to defeat Andreea Mitu of Romania and Alexandra Panova of Russia 3-6, 6-4, 10-3 in 1 hour, 12 minutes.

The Taiwanese-Czech duo failed to save any of the three break points they faced, but converted both break points they created, winning 57 percent of points on their second serve to advance to a second-round clash against Jennifer Brady of the US and Jessica Moore of Australia, who defeated Desirae Krawczyk of the US and Makoto Ninomiya of Japan 7-5, 6-2.

Seventh seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan fell to a shock 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 defeat to wild-card entry Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in 1 hour, 36 minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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