Chan Hao-ching advances to round 2 of women's doubles at U.S. Open

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Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching 
(詹皓晴, left) and her Chinese partner Yang Zhaoxuan. (CNA file photo)

Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴, left) and her Chinese partner Yang Zhaoxuan. (CNA file photo)

New York, Aug. 29 (CNA) Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) and her Chinese partner Yang Zhaoxuan defeated their United States opponents in straight sets 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 Wednesday to move into the second round of the women's doubles at the U.S. Open.

No. 10 seeds Chan and Yang edged a tight first set against the U.S. duo of Alison Riske and Taylor Townsend after getting tied at 4-4 and 5-5, with the Taiwanese and her partner needing a break in the 10th game. They later won the tiebreaker 7-5 to capture the first set in 55 minutes.

They won the second set 6-2 more easily.

The victory made Chan the second Taiwanese player to advance in the women's doubles following Hsieh Su-wei (謝淑薇), who with her partner Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reached the second round of the women's doubles earlier that day, beating their opponents in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.

Chan and Yang have played several tournaments together this year. They won the women's doubles final at the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in February.

Chan's sister, world No. 3 Latisha Chan, is teaming up with Victoria Azarenka of Belarus to compete in the women's doubles at the U.S. Open Thursday.

(By Ozzy Yin and Evelyn Kao)
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