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Taiwan's Chan sisters win women's doubles title in Hobart

2019/01/12 18:15:23

Image taken from Chan Hao-ching's Facebook page.

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) Taiwan's Latisha Chan (詹詠然), sidelined for nearly four months with a nervous system disorder, won the women's doubles title with her sister Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴), at the Hobart International Tennis, Australia Saturday.

The Chan sisters topped Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium and Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-3, 3-6 and 10-6 in a 10-point tiebreaker to win the title.

After losing in the final of the women's doubles at the Brisbane International last week, this victory marked Latisha Chan's first championship since returning from illness, after her WTA Tour was interrupted last September by dysautonomia, a condition involving the malfunctioning of autonomic nervous system.

The Chan sisters' victory comes almost 15 months after winning the women's doubles at the Hong Kong Tennis Open in October 2017. They will next participate in the 2019 Australian Open, starting Jan. 14.

(By Huang Chiao-wen and Chi Jo-yao)