Sunday, July 02, 2017

Martina Hingis & Chan Yung Jan win their 5th title together at Eastbourne International

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Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) won her second consecutive WTA Tour doubles title at the Aegon International in Eastbourne, England, on Saturday as the Taiwanese and Martina Hingis head to Wimbledon among the favorites to land the third Grand Slam title of the year.

Having lost just six games in their unstoppable march to the final, the second seeds finally came up against some resistance from Australian duo Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, but they were not to be denied as they completed a 6-3, 7-5 victory in 1 hour, 19 minutes on the south coast of England.

The Taiwanese-Swiss pairing saved seven of 10 break points and converted five of nine to claim their fifth title of the season and their second consecutive trophy on grass following their victory at the Mallorca Open over the previous weekend.

Chan and Hingis also claimed the titles at Indian Wells, Rome and Madrid earlier this season.

On their way to the final, the second seeds routed US duo Lauren Davis and Alison Riske 6-1, 6-2 in 48 minutes; Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-0 in 49 minutes; and Nicole Melichar of the US and Anna Smith of Britain 6-0, 6-1 in 43 minutes.

They next head to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London, where they are seeded third and are due to take on Alize Cornet of France and Xenia Knoll of Switzerland in the first round.

Well how about that?. 

Congrats Martina Hingis on your 60th career doubles title!. 

Good luck at Wimbledon ladies!. 

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