Staff writer, with CNA and APTaiwanese sisters Latisha Chan and Chan Hao-ching yesterday advanced to the Hobart International women’s doubles semi-finals after their opponents withdrew, while former champion Alize Cornet moved one step closer to another singles title. In the singles, Cornet defeated Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-4 to reach the semi-finals. She is to meet Sofia Kenin for a place in the final, with the 20-year-old American continuing her impressive run by beating veteran Kirsten Flipkins 7-5, 7-5. Cornet served for the match at 5-2 in the second set, but was broken as Minnen struck some clean winners. “To finally close it out at 5-4, I was pretty tight, so I’m happy I could finish the match,” Cornet said.
Source: Taipei Times January 10, 2019 15:56 UTC