Date: May 13, 2016
By: Staff reporter, with AP, ROME
Hsieh Su-wei and Oksana Kalashnikova fell to big guns Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza in the second round of the women’s doubles at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome on Wednesday, while Roger Federer put in an encouraging performance in the second round of the men’s singles considering he only decided to play moments before stepping onto the court.
The top seeds saved two of the four break points they faced and converted five of 11, winning 59 of the 103 points contested to advance to the quarter-finals.
Hsieh’s defeat meant that Chan Yung-jan was the sole surviving Taiwanese in Rome. Chan and Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany, the sixth seeds, were due to take on Romanian duo Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu in the second round of the doubles late yesterday. [FULL STORY]