Taiwan's Chan Hao-ching edges out sister to reach U.S. Open finals

09/05/2019 04:41 PM
Taiwan tennis player Chan Hao-ching (right) / image taken from facebook.com/angelhcchan
Taiwan tennis player Chan Hao-ching (right) / image taken from facebook.com/angelhcchan

New York, Sept. 4 (CNA) Taiwan tennis player Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) on Wednesday defeated her sister Latisha Chan (詹詠然) in a semi-final match to advance to the finals of the mixed doubles competition at the U.S. Open.

The top seeds Chan Hao-ching, 25, and New Zealander Michael Venus defeated the fourth seeds Latisha Chan, 30, and her doubles partner Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-6 (3), 7-5 in a match that lasted 1 hour and 32 minutes.

The Taiwanese-New Zealand pair got off to a slow start, falling behind 0-2 in the first set, but they came from behind and prevailed in the tie breaker.

In a cliffhanger second set, Chan Hao-ching and Venus scored a break at 5-5 to gain the lead and seal the deal.

The defeat ended the victorious run of the Taiwanese-Croatian duo after they won the mixed doubles titles at the French Open and Wimbledon earlier this year.

Chan Hao-ching and Venus will face British player Jaime Murray and American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the finals.

(By Ozzy Yin and Chi Jo-yao)

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