French Open 2016: Top seeds Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis storm into third round
Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Nao Hibino and Eri Hozumi to reach the third round of the women's doubles event at French Open.
Paris: Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Japanese pair of Nao Hibino and Eri Hozumi in straight sets to reach the third round of the women's doubles event at French Open on Friday in Paris.
The Indo-Swiss pair got the better of the Japanese pair 6-2 6-0 in a lop-sided match in the second round at the Roland Garros.
Sania and Hingis will next take on Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of Czech Republic.
Earlier in the day, India's Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna sailed into the men's doubles third round with their
Sixth seeds Bopanna and Florian Mergea defeated the French pair of Gregoire Barrere and Quentin Halys 6-3 6-4 in
the second round here.
Paes, playing with Polish partner Marcin Matkowski, too won their second round match comfortably.
The 16th seeds beat the Austrian-German combine of Julian Knowle and Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 on Court 14 at Roland Garros.
It will be Prajnesh (ranked 165) who will open the tie for India with a match against Otto Virtanen (ranked 419). It is a splendid opportunity for India to draw first blood as Prajnesh is a superior player.
The seven-part series, co-directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, will release on 1 October on ZEE5.
A last minute change in combination couldn't save India's hopes as Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan lost the crucial match 6-7(2) 6-7(2) to Henri Kontinen and Harri Heliovaara in one hour and 38 minutes.