Mon, Jun 01, 2015 - Page 19 News List

Hsieh, Pennetta cruise into third at Roland Garros

By Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

Fourth seeds Hsieh Su-wei and Flavia Pennetta cruised into the third round of the women’s doubles at the French Open on Saturday.

The Taiwanese-Italian duo, whose fledgling partnership has yet to produce any notable results, but who seem to be playing themselves into some form at the season’s second Grand Slam, defeated Madison Brengle of the US and Tatjana Maria of Germany 6-1, 6-3 on Court 17 at Roland Garros.

Hsieh and Pennetta saved one of the two break-point chances they faced and converted eight of 11, winning 62 of the 98 points contested to advance to a third-round clash with Janette Husarova of Slovakia and Paula Kania of Poland, who comfortably ousted Czech sisters Karolina and Kristyna Pliskova 6-2, 6-1.

In the second round of the mixed doubles, Chan Yung-jan and John Peers advanced to the quarter-finals with a comfortable 6-1, 6-4 victory over Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands.

The Taiwanese-Australian pairing saved one of three break-point opportunities and converted five of seven, winning 59 of the 97 points contested to set up a quarter-final against Zheng Jie of China and Henri Kontinen of Finland, who edged past Andreja Klepac of Slovenia and Rajeev Ram of the US 6-3, 1-6, 11-9.

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