EASTBOURNE, Great Britain - It was a third Nature Valley International title for Latisha Chan - and a second for sister Chan Hao-ching - as they beat debutante pairing Kirsten Flipkens and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in an intriguing match that went the distance, 2-6, 6-3, 10-6.

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Latisha, the former Doubles World No.1, had plenty of praise for their opponents afterwards.

"The first set they were playing very aggressive, and then they were playing very well - it's really hard to tell it was their first time playing together," she said afterwards. "We were just staying focused, concentrating, and we knew we would have our chance to come back, and we just played our tennis, not to play the score."

The Chan sisters last won the Eastbourne title together in 2014, when they beat Switzerland's Martina Hingis and Italy's Flavia Pennetta - and Latisha later paired up with the Swiss star, with the 2017 Eastbourne crown just one of the tournaments they won together.

"The fans here support singles, doubles, men's, women's - they come out and give the best support that they can," she said, adding that she also enjoyed the town's atmosphere. "It's huge for players, to bring our best performances."

Next stop for the sister act is SW19, where both are competing in the women's doubles and the mixed doubles.

"We are very happy to have won here, to [give us] confidence to play Wimbledon," said Hao-ching. "We hope we can have really good results at Wimbledon."