PARIS, France - No.3 seeds Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan were in impervious form at Roland Garros on Saturday, as they dropped just two games against Kristyna Pliskova and Viktorija Golubic to move into the third round.
With the 6-1, 6-1 victory, the duo improved their current winning streak to 10 straight matches, and look to raise their third straight trophy in Paris after winning the Mutua Madrid Open and the Internazionali BNL d'Italia on the European red clay.
The No.3 seeds have dropped just five games in two matches, and their victory sets up a meeting with No.13 seeds Kiki Bertens and Johanna Larsson for a spot in the quarterfinals.
Chan Hao-ching, the younger of the two Chan sisters competing in Paris, partnered recent Nürnberg Versicherungscup singles finalist Barbora Krejcikova to a hard-fought victory over Chinese pair Chang Liang and Wang Qiang.
In over two hours, the No.12 seeds advanced, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 and Roland Garros could potentially see a meeting between the Chan sisters in the final.
Aussies Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty continued their march through the draw as well, as they surrendered five games in an on-paper upset of the Australian Open semifinalists, and No.18 seeds, Miyu Kato and Eri Hozumi, 6-4, 6-1.
Three Australians will thus feature in their third round match, as the duo faces compatriot Daria Gavrilova and Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a spot in the last eight.
Also advancing to the third round were No.9 seeds and Miami Open champions Gabriela Dabrowski and Xu Yi-fan, who rolled past Madison Brengle and Anna Smith with the loss of just three games, and No.15 seeds Andreja Klepac and María José Martínez Sánchez, who defeated the American pairing of Alison Riske and Jennifer Brady, 6-2, 6-3.
The victory for Dabrowski and Xu marks the first time the team has won back-to-back matches since lifting their first Premier Mandatory crown in Rome, as they did not pass the quarterfinals in all of the the three clay court events they competed in during the lead-up to Roland Garros.
The lone seeded team to lose on Saturday were No.8 seeds Abigail Spears and Katarina Srebotnik, who cruised in the opening set but saw their French Open ended by Irina-Camelia Begu and Zheng Saisai, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.
The field of the final 16 teams will be completed tomorrow, as top seeds Lucie Safarova and Bethanie Mattek-Sanda face Aleksandra Krunic and Ajla Tomljanovic, while No.14 seeds Kristina Mladenovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova are slated to take the court after their fourth round matches in singles against Jana Cepelova and Hsieh Su-wei.