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Hsieh, Chan sisters win Down Under

BIG SERVER:World No. 28 Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan faces a tougher assignment in the second round against fifth seed and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova

By Dave Carroll  /  Staff reporter

In Hobart, the Taiwanese top seeds, who lost the Brisbane International doubles final to Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschke on Saturday, had to battle to a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Australian duo Monique Adamczak and Jessica Moore in 1 hour, 24 minutes.

The Chan sisters, who are favorites to claim their first title of the year ahead of next week’s Australian Open, won 72 percent of their points on first serve, saving one of four break points and converting five of nine to advance to a quarter-final against Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia and Sabrina Santamaria of the US.

IAdditional reporting by AFP

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