Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza come back to beat the Chans 67 61 10-8 to win @chinaopen and extend their winning streak to 17 matches.
To reiterate: A @ChinaOpen title would move Timea Bacsinszky up to No. 5 in the RTS but would NOT clinch a spot at the #WTAFinals.
The Chans are the 3rd team of sisters to qualify for #WTAFinals, after Serena & Venus Williams (2009), Katerina & Manuela Maleeva (1986).
The Chans take the first set tiebreak 11-9 over Mirza/Hingis. What a crazy and entertaining set of tennis @ChinaOpen.
9-9. That’s three missed returns on set points by the Chans.
Set point saves for everyone. 8-8.
Hingis/Mirza led 5-2 in the tiebreaker but it’s 6-6 now. Hingis put a tough overhead into the net on set point. Tense set.
When the injustice is real http://t.co/1esL6zfMYS
The Chans have two set points but two bad returns give the game to Hingis/Mirza. 5-5. This is an entertaining final.
Doubles controversy: Martina Hingis livid over a ball she believes hit Angel Chan’s racquet before landing out. Was a big deciding point.
Muguruza: Wuhan retirement left a bad taste. Re this week: “Proud to be able to keep the level mentally & also to be motivated to want more"
Garbiñe Muguruza up to a career-high No. 4 on Monday. If she wins the @chinaopen title she’ll be just 1 point behind Sharapova. (Cx)
Garbiñe Muguruza would move up to a career-high No. 4 if she wins the @ChinaOpen title on Sunday.
Muguruza would move up to No. 2 in the RTS with the title. Important for #WTAFinals seeding purposes. https://t.co/PywHPXHqHw
Garbine Muguruza is into her second straight final, holds off Aga Radwanska to win 46 63 64. Plays Bacsinszky in @chinaopen final.
The comeback is on: Aga Radwanska has rallied from 1-5 down to get it back on serve at 4-5. Has saved one match point.
Timea Bacsinszky on reaching more milestones: Top 10 debut and 1st Premier Mandatory final. http://t.co/RtQgipr5M6
Can’t decide who is more non-plussed after they hit some fantastic shots: Aga or Garbiñe. A clinic in quiet intensity today.
Mental note: Suggest @WTA branded iPhone cases at next meeting. https://t.co/8xkWOrN4Fy
3rd Set! ＠GarbiMuguruza battles back to force a decider vs Radwanska 4-6, 6-3--> http://t.co/AtAqJIndUw #WTA https://t.co/Fz26DVh9ur
Music continues to play as Muguruza is about to serve. “Thank you, music.” — Mirjana Cicak.
Agnieszka Radwanska takes the first 64 over Garbiñe Muguruza. The Ninja can clinch a spot in Singapore with a @chinaopen title.
.＠ARadwanska grabs the opening set of this @ChinaOpen SF vs Muguruza 6-4--> http://t.co/AtAqJIndUw #WTA https://t.co/nYia1i7oW1