Taiwan's Chan wins first grand slam at U.S. Open

Taiwan's Chan Yung-jan and Swiss star Martina Hingis win women's doubles title at U.S. Open


Martina Hingis (left) and Chan Yung-jan (right) kiss the US Open women's championship trophy. (By Associated Press)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's tennis ace Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然) with the help of her veteran partner, Switernzald's Martina Hingis, won her first grand slam title at the U.S. Open on Sunday.  

In the women's doubles final, Chan teamed up with Hingis to defeat Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-2 at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The second-seeded pair did not drop a set out of their six wins at this year's U.S. open. Hingis actually won the mixed doubles title on Saturday with partner Jamie Murray, and following Sunday's win with Chan, the Swiss tennis sensation now has 25 career grand slam titles. 

Chan, who was just an eight-year-old girl when Hingis first won at the U.S. Open by defeating Venus Williams, parted ways with her sister Chan Hao-ching, to join up with her childhood idol earlier this year.

Commenting on her journey with Hingis, Chan told AP, "since the first day we agreed to play together, next day I said, 'Oh, Martina said yes to me. That means I'm going to play beside my own idol, and we are going to fight together.'"