Bopanna, Sania Mirza advance to third round after respective Oz Open doubles wins
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)