French Open | Taiwan’s only hope Latisha Chan contends for a spot in the semifinals

Latisha Chan and her partner Ivan Dodig pose for a picture after their most recent win. (NOWnews)

TAIPEI (The ChinaPost) — Latisha Chan, Taiwan’s remaining hope in the 2019 French Open, will be playing with her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig in the quarterfinals against the French duo, composed of A. Hesse and B. Bonzi, on June 4. Chan and Dodig are seeking three consecutive wins to advance to the semifinals and potentially win two consecutive grand slam championships.

The Chan sisters participated in the mixed doubles category in separate duos. Chan Hao-Ching, the younger sister, played with Oliver Marach (Austria) and fell to the duo consisting of Nadiya Kichenok (Ukraine) and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan) in the quarterfinals with a score of 3-6, 4-6.

Latisha Chan and her partner previously dropped two straight sets against A. Spears (USA) and J.S. Cabal (Colombia), the duo that won the mixed doubles category of the 2017 Australian Open. In the following round, they defeated the eighth seed, A.L Groenefeld (Germany) and R. Farah (Colombia), with a score of 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Chan-Dodig duo has not played their upcoming opponents before, but they are in a rather good shape as they dropped two straight sets in both of their previous matches. The Taiwanese people continue to hope that the duo can carry this competitive spirit all the way to the finals and win a second grand slam championship.