Taiwan’s Chan, Hingis win doubles title at Cincinnati Open

Taipei--Taiwanese tennis player Chan Yung-jan and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis won the women's doubles final at the Cincinnati Open Sunday, taking their sixth championship trophy of the year.

Chan and Hingis beat Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei and Romanian Monica Niculescu, 4-6, 6-4, 10-7 at the WTA Premier 5 tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States.

The tournament was held with a total cash prize of US$2.83 million.

The Chan/Hingis duo took a 4-2 lead soon after the match began, but their opponents got a service break in the 9th game. Hsieh and Niculescu then led in the following four games and eventually beat the Chan/Hingis pair in the first set 4-6.

In the second set, the two pairs struggled to counter strong swings from each other but after going into a 4-4 tie, Chan and Hingis managed to get a service break and ended up winning the set 6-4.

Faced with a super tiebreak, Hsieh and Niculescu nailed down four points but eventually lost the game 7-10.

Chan and Hingis' victory marked the sixth time this year that they have taken a women's doubles title. In the WTA doubles rankings, Chan is in sixth place.

The 27-year-old Chan's next game will be at the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, where she will partner with her younger sister Chan Hao-ching in the women's doubles and with Hsieh Cheng-peng, Hsieh Shu-wei's brother, in the mixed doubles.

More than 140 teams from around the world are participating in the Universiade, which is being held Aug. 19-30.

Source: Overseas Community Affairs Council