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Chan sisters ousted from Australian Open women's doubles

2019/01/22 12:47

Taiwan's Latisha Chan (詹詠然, right) and her sister Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) (CNA file photo)

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwanese sisters Latisha Chan (詹詠然) and Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) saw their bid for a semifinal berth at the Australian Open dashed by unseeded Americans on Tuesday.

Seeded seventh in the women's doubles, the Chans lost to Alison Riske and Jennifer Brady 6-3, 7-6 (3) in a quarterfinal match in 83 minutes, unable to take advantage of key break points or a second-set advantage.

Quickly falling behind 4-2 in the first set, the Chans had three break points in the seventh game to pull the set back on serve, but could not capitalize.

In the second set, they jumped to a 4-1 lead, but a break by the Americans and another missed break opportunity by the Chans brought the set back to 4-4, and a poor tiebreaker ended the Taiwanese duo's hopes.

Despite the defeat, Chan Hao-ching's Australian Open run has not yet ended. Teamed with Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands, she was to play a second-round mixed doubles match later Tuesday against top seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Mate Pavic of Croatia.

(By Lung Po-an and Evelyn Kao)Enditem/ls