Melbourne, Jan 18 ANI | 11 months ago

Indian tennis stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza have advanced to the third round of the Australian Open tournament after winning their respective second-round doubles matches on Saturday at Melbourne Park.

The seventh-seeded Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi rallied to beat the British pair of Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in men's doubles second round.

Meanwhile, reports mentioned that Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black strolled to victory in their second-round women's doubles match following a 7-5, 6-1 win over Monica Niculescu from Romania and her Czech partner Klara Zakopalova.

However, Mahesh Bhupathi and his American partner Rajeev Ram were ousted after a 4-6 6-7(7) defeat by second seeded combination of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares.

(Posted on 18-01-2014)

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