Tennis: Earthquake survivor Latisha Chan now top tennis star

A major breakthrough for Latisha Chan after she partnered Martina Hingis of Switzerland to beat Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova in last September's US Open final in New York.
A major breakthrough for Latisha Chan after she partnered Martina Hingis of Switzerland to beat Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova in last September's US Open final in New York.PHOTO: REUTERS
Latisha Chan, who was in town to promote the WTA Finals Singapore in October, does not find switching playing partners disruptive, saying it has helped to improve her play.
Latisha Chan, who was in town to promote the WTA Finals Singapore in October, does not find switching playing partners disruptive, saying it has helped to improve her play.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Tennis doubles No. 1 and quake survivor Chan has thrived with a string of partners

Whatever life throws at her, tennis' women's doubles world No. 1 Latisha Chan has always found a way to recover and win.

It was a lesson she learnt as a 10-year-old. The 1999 earthquake in Taiwan destroyed her home, her family's business, her school and the court where she practised in Dongshi, Taichung.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2018, with the headline 'Rising above rubble of change'. Print Edition | Subscribe