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Top seeds Chan, Hingis sail into Singapore doubles semifinals

Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis claimed their 19th consecutive match victory to make their way into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

 

SINGAPORE - Top seeds Chan Yung-Jan and Martina Hingis claimed their 19th consecutive match victory to make their way into the semifinals of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global.

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Playing against Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Kveta Peschke for the seventh time in 2017, Chan and Hingis extended their record to 5-2 against the German-Czech duo, winning comfortably 6-3, 6-2 in an hour and 15 minutes.

Though it’s far from Chan and Hingis’ first match at the WTA Finals, it’s the first time the pair are on the same side of the net. Last year, Hingis paired up with Sania Mirza and defeated Chan and sister Chan Hao-Ching on their way to the semifinals.

But Chan and Hingis have seen even more success together; in 2017 they’ve won nine titles - including the US Open - and are coming into Singapore on the back of a red hot Asian Swing, which saw them claim titles in Wuhan and Beijing, racking up a 19-match win streak.

Up next, the pair will take on Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in the semifinals. The Hungarian-Czech duo knocked out Andreja Klepac and María José Martínez Sánchez in straight sets earlier in the day.

 

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This article was first seen on www.wtatennis.com.

 

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