Taiwan's tennis sisters to advance to US Open finals

Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching have secured their places respectively in the US Open women's doubles and mixed doubles finals after victories on Saturday.


Chan Hao-ching and her mixed doubles partner Michael Venus (Source: CNA)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese tennis sisters Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) and Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴), after both beating their opponents September 9 (Taipei Time) respectively in the US Open women’s doubles and mixed doubles semifinals, are going to fight for their titles around midnight September 10 and 11 in New York.

Seeded second, the Switzerland-Taiwan combination of women’s doubles Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan defeated their opponents Peng Shuai (China) and Sania Mirza (India) on the morning of September 9 in two straight sets, making their way to the women’s doubles final with two 6-4.

Chan Yung-jan and Hingis will confront the Czech pair Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova at 1 a.m. on September 11.

Following her sister's step, Chan Hao-ching also gave a good performance in the mixed doubles semifinals later on September 9. Teamed up with New Zealand player Michael Venus, they won over Australian Anastasia Rodionova and Austrian Oliver Marach in straight sets 6-1, 7-6.

Chan Hao-ching once made it to the final of mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 2014 but failed to get the title. This is yet another chance for her to challenge a Grand Slam title and she might become the first Taiwanese player to win the mixed doubles title at the Grand Slam.

However, it will not be easy. The aforementioned mixed doubles team will be playing legendary player Hingis (the partner of Chan Yung-jan in women’s doubles) and Jamie Murray, brother of British tennis star Andy Murray.

Hingis and Murray are the latest Wimbledon champion pair who have remained unbeaten since partnering this summer.