Friday, June 30, 2017

Martina Hingis & Chan Yung Jan win back to back matches to reach semis at Eastbourne International

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Taiwan’s Chan Yung-jan cruised through two matches to advance to the semi-finals of the Aegon International doubles on Thursday, but younger sister Chan Hao-ching crashed out in the opening round in Eastbourne, England.

Second seeds Chan Yung-jan and Martina Hingis took just 48 minutes to see off US duo Lauren Davis and Alison Riske 6-1, 6-2 in the first round, before returning to the grass courts to rout Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-0 in 49 minutes in the quarter-finals.

In their opener, the Taiwanese-Swiss duo saved two of three break points and converted five of five, while in the quarter-final they saved all four break points they faced and converted five of seven to set up a semi-final against Nicole Melichar of the US and Anna Smith of Britain, who they defeated in the Mallorca Open semi-finals last week on their way to claiming the title.

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