By: Huang Tzu-chiang and Lee Mei-yu
Singapore, Oct. 31 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis sisters Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) and Chan
Hao-ching (詹皓晴) lost Saturday to top-seeded Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in the semifinals of the women’s doubles at the WTA Finals in Singapore in two sets 4-6, 2-6.
Hingis and Mirza secured the year-end No. 1. doubles ranking. The pair has won eight titles this year, including Grand Slam crowns at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
The WTA Finals is an annual end-of-season championship that is played by the top eight players/pairs of the year, who are divided into two round-robin groups.
The WTA Finals is generally considered the fifth-most prestigious event on the women’s tour after the four Grand Slam tournaments. It also has the largest purse and highest ranking points after the Grand Slams.