Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching (???) 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 (???), 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.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel