It’s sister act as Chan siblings win gold in tennis doubles

TAIWANESE sisters Chan Yung-jan and Chan Hao-ching took gold in women’s doubles tennis at the Asian Games and are now looking ahead to next year’s Olympics in Paris.

Yung-jan said after beating Lee Ya-hsuan and Liang En-shuo, also Taiwanese, in the final that even though she’s the older one at 34, 30-year-old Hao-ching is “like the big sister”.

“But I need to make her calm down a little bit,” she added.

She said their different personalities complement each other on the court.

“We’re so different – she is very brave and goes in with her instincts a lot,” she said.

“And me, I need to watch her back and make sure that she can do whatever she wants and that makes us a very good combination.”

The sisters won 6-4, 6-3.

With five Asian Games gold medals now under her belt, Yung-jan said she was hopeful she would be able to add an Olympic gold to her collection next year.

“I want to enjoy this gold first,” she said. “But if I decide to play the Olympics, that will be the goal, obviously, I mean, that’s every athlete’s hope and goal.” — AP

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