The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Chan sisters, playing in separate teams, have both reached the quarterfinal stage in Wimbledon.
Chan Yung-jan (詹詠然), 27, had the easier entry of the two. She and her partner, former world No. 1 Martina Hingis, took down India’s Sania Mirza and Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4.
It was another dominant display by the pair, who have not lost a set the entire tournament, according to the Central News Agency.
Her younger sister, 23-year-old Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴), had to fight to advance. She and her partner, Romania’s Monica Niculescu, took three sets and nearly two hours to defeat Brazil’s Haddad Maia and Croatia’s Ana Konjuh.
They eventually won 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4.
Neither sister has won a Grand Slam before — but they have come close. Yung-jan has been a runner-up for the doubles title at two Australian Opens and one U.S. Open, while Chan Hao-ching lost the final of the mixed-doubles at Wimbledon in 2014.
The prize money for the women’s doubles at Wimbledon this year is 400,000 pounds (US$515,000), while the runners-up take home half that.
Born in Taichung, the Chans are the only Taiwanese players left in the competition.
Taiwan’s top-ranked male player, Lu Yen-hsun, was eliminated in a first-round loss to Italy’s Simone Bolelli.