SINGAPORE:With the win, the Taiwanese-Swiss pairing joined Wimbledon champs Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova in securing berths for next month’s WTA Finals
Date: Sep 03, 2017
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Chan Yung-jan on Friday put any worries about jet lag behind her following her gold-
medal-winning performance at the Taipei Summer Universiade as she teamed up with Martina Hingis to cruise into the second round of the women’s doubles at the US Open, while there were also victories for fellow Taiwanese Chan Hao-ching, Hsieh Su-wei and Lu Yen-hsun at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Second seeds Chan Yung-jan and Hingis took just 55 minutes to see off Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan and Arina Rodionova of Australia 6-2, 6-2 on Grandstand Court at the final Grand Slam of the year to qualify for the WTA Finals next month.
The Taiwanese-Swiss duo conceded just one break point, while converting five of seven to advance to a second-round clash with Jelena Jankovic of Serbia and Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia.
Chan Yung-jan, who claimed the Universiade doubles title with younger sister Chan Hao-ching in Taipei on Tuesday, thanked her partner after the victory.
“Since the Universiade doesn’t happen every year in my hometown, it would be really special for me to go back to play,” Chan Yung-jan told the WTA Web site. [FULL STORY]