Taiwan's Chan wins women's doubles title at Silicon Valley Classic

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Image taken from the Facebook of Latisha Chan

Image taken from the Facebook of Latisha Chan

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Taiwan's tennis player Latisha Chan (詹詠然) and her partner Kveta Peschke of the Czech Republic clinched the women's doubles title at the 2018 Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, California, Monday.

The top-seeded Taiwanese-Czech duo defeated Lyudmyla Kichenok and Nadiya Kichenok of Ukraine 6-4, 6-1 in the final to win the women's doubles at the San Jose women's tennis tournament.

The victory was Chan's first championship of the season and the 29th of her career.

The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic with total prize money of US$799,000, is the longest-running women-only professional tennis tournament on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) calendar and the first stop of the U.S. Open Series.

Last year, Chan and her former partner Martina Hingis won a total of 10 titles, including the U.S. Open in September, before Hingis retired from professional tennis as World No. 1 in doubles alongside Chan late that year.

Latisha Chan will next team up with her sister Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) to represent Taiwan at the 2018 Asian Games, a pan-Asian multi-sports event scheduled to be held from Aug.18 to Sept. 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

(By Lee Chin-wei and Evelyn Kao)

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