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Chan, Hingis win women's doubles at U.S. Open

2017/09/11 10:21:05

New York, Sept. 10 (CNA) Taiwan tennis player Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然), teaming up with Swiss partner Martina Hingis, won the women's doubles title at the U.S. Open Sunday.

The tournament's second-seeded pair beat seventh-seeded Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 to win the title at Flushing Meadows in New York.

It was the first time Chan has won a Grand Slam title, while it was the 25th Grand Slam for Hingis.

After winning the championship, Chan told the press that she had dreamed of winning a Grand Slam title since she was a child. "I am very happy that my dream came true."

The last time Chan made it to the final of the U.S. Open was in 2007, when she partnered with Chuang Chia-jung (莊佳容), another Taiwanese tennis player, to win second place in the women's doubles.

(By Timothy Huang and Frances Huang)