Taiwan’s Hsieh, Chan sisters advance to semis

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 29, 2020
By: Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter, with Reuters, MELBOURNE

Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei and Czech partner Barbora Strycova yesterday took just 56 minutes to book a

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns to Australia’s Ash Barty during their Australian Open women’s singles quarter-final in Melbourne yesterday.
Photo: AFP

women’s doubles semi-final berth at the Australian Open, while the Chan sisters produced the only upset of the quarter-finals to also advance at Melbourne Park.

Top seeds Hsieh and Strycova crushed American pairing Jennifer Brady and Caroline Dolehide 6-2, 6-2 on Court 3 to keep their bid for a second Grand Slam title on track.

The reigning Wimbledon champions converted five of seven break points, won 51 percent of their receiving points and hit 15 winners to set up a semi-final today against Czech fourth seeds Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, who rallied from a set down to defeat sixth seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in 1 hour, 50 minutes.

Also advancing were Taiwanese seventh seeds Chan Hao-ching and Latisha Chan, who pulled off a shock by ousting third seeds Elise Mertens of Belgium and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 in 1 hour, 37 minutes.    [FULL  STORY]

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