Champions. The Chan Sisters

Match Recap from Announcer Andy Taylor, Voice of the Qatar Total Open

Announcer Andy Taylor. Qatar Total Open 2019 Day 6 Final Hao-Ching and Latisha Chan Champions

Latisha Chan and Hao-ching Chan capture the 2019 Doha Doubles Title

8-0. Sisters Latisha and Hao-ching Chan remain undefeated together at the Qatar Total Open. Three years ago, they teamed-up in Doha for the first time and captured their 8th WTA Doubles title as a tandem; their second Premier-5 trophy (won Cincinnati in 2015).

Unseeded this week, the Chans earned three hard-fought victories – and like their opponents, reached the championship match without dropping set. Dominant in set-1, both sisters dropped serve following set-2’s first changeover. After a much-needed, hour-long rain delay – they returned refocused, broke Demi Schuurs, and in the end – captured the 2019 Doha title 10-6 in a championship tiebreak.

Over the past two years, both have returned to Qatar with different partners. Latisha and Martina Hingis reached the Semifinals two years ago – but that’s the best either could achieve without genetic chemistry.

Now 2-time champions, Latisha and Hao-ching are two of only six doubles talents who’ve lifted Doha’s falcon twice, joining the likes of Kveta Peschke, Roberta Vinci, Katarina Srebotnik and Abigail Spears.

Better together in Doha: Latisha and Hao-ching Chan

Aside from her two titles with Hao-ching, Latisha has reached Doha’s Final-4 two other times. Hao-Ching reached the Semifinals in 2015 alongside legend Casey Dellacqua. However, without sibling symbiosis, neither has reached the championship match.

Latisha Chan

2019: WON | Partner: Hao-ching Chan
2018: R16 | Partner: Andrea Sestini Hlavackova
2017: SF | Partner: Martina Hingis
2016: WON | Partner: Hao-ching Chan
2011: SF | Partner: Jie Zheng
2008: QF | Partner: Chai-Jung Chuang

Hao-ching Chan

2019: WON | Partner: Latisha Chan
2018: R16 | Partner: Zhaoxuan Yang
2017: R16 | Partner: Christina McHale
2016: WON | Partner: Latisha Chan
2015: SF | Partner: Casey Dellacqua
2014: R16 | Partner: Liezel Huber
2012: R16 | Partner: Rika Fujiwara

Latisha Chan -21- (TPE) / Hao-Ching Chan -20- (TPE) | Championship Announcer Introduction

Three-years-ago on this court, this sister duo won their 8th WTA Doubles title together – capturing the 2016 Qatar Total Open with a straight-sets victory over Sara Errani and Carla Suarez Navarro. And they’ve enjoyed a remarkable run already this year. This is their 3rd Final of the young season. They started 2019 with a Finalist run in Brisbane, then won their 12th title as a team in Hobart.

She is a 2-time Grand Slam Champion in Doubles and Mixed Doubles, a 6-time Grand Slam Finalist, owns 30 WTA Doubles titles, and held the World #1 ranking for a total of 34-weeks combined. Competing in her 55th career Final on Tour – From Chinese Taipei, please welcome Latisha Chan.

Her sister is a 3-time Grand Slam Finalist in Doubles and Mixed Doubles, owns 15 titles, and has been ranked as high as World #5. Competing in her 28th career Final on Tour, please welcome Chan Hao-ching.

  • FF — W | [4] Anna-Lena Grönefeld -33- (GER) / Demi Schuurs -07- (NED) | Score: 6-1, 3-6 10-6
  • SF — W | Veronika Kudermetova -64-(RUS) / Jelena Ostapenko -37- (LAT) | Score: 6-4, 7-6(2)
  • QF — W | Kaitlyn Christian -48- (USA) / Lara Arruabarrena -39- (ESP) | Score: 6-3, 7-5
  • R1 — W | Shuko Aoyama -43- (JPN) / Lidziya Marozava -41- (BLR) | Score: 7-6(2), 7-5

[4] Anna-Lena Grönefeld -33- (GER) / Demi Schuurs -07- (NED) | Championship Announcer Introduction

They’ve joined forces for the first time this week here in Doha.

A 2-time Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Champion, she owns 16 WTA Doubles titles, is a Fed Cup Finalist – and last night in her 4th Doha Semifinal, broke-through to reach the Championship match here for the first time. Competing in her 38th career Final on the WTA Tour – From Germany, please welcome, Anna-Lena Grönefeld.

Her partner won SIX of her 10 career WTA Doubles titles last year alone. She reached a remarkable NINE Doubles Finals in 2018, cracked the WTA’s top-10 for the first time, and made her Doubles debut at the WTA Finals. Back in Doha with a career-high ranking of World #7, this is her 17th championship match on Tour. From the Netherlands, please welcome, Demi Schuurs.

  • FF — L | Latisha Chan -21- (TPE) / Hao-Ching Chan -20- (TPE) | Score: 1-6, 6-3 6-10
  • SF — W | [Alt] Ons Jabeur -NR- (TUN) / Alison Riske -82- (USA) | Score: 6-2, 7-5
  • QF — W | Abigail Spears -31- (USA) / Zhaoxuan Yang -28- (CHN) | Score: 6-4, 6-2
  • R1 — W | Miyu Kato -47- (JPN) / Makoto Ninomiya -23- (JPN)| Score: 6-4, 6-3