Chan and Hingis advance to women's doubles semifinals at French Open

06/08/2017 07:31 PM
(Photo provided by Liu Hsieh-chen)
(Photo provided by Liu Hsieh-chen)

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) and Martina Hingis of Switzerland defeated their opponents with relative ease to reach the women's doubles semifinals at the French Open in Paris on Wednesday.

The third seeded Chan and Hingis beat Raluca Olaru of Romania and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals of the competition.

This is the first time Chan has reached the semifinals in women's doubles at the French Open.

Chan, 27, has come close to winning a Grand Slam title before, reaching the women's doubles final at the US Open in 2007 and the Australian Open in 2007 and 2015.

Chan/Hingis will meet with the top-seeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova from the Czech Republic in the semifinals on Friday. Mattek-Sands and Safarova won their fourth Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open in January.

The Chan-Hingis pairing has won three women's doubles titles this year at Indian Wells, Madrid and Rome.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Kuo Chung-han)

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