New York : Ace Indian tennis players Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna progressed through to the next rounds of the ongoing US Open after winning their respective matches on Saturday.
Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai entered the third round of the women’s doubles event after defeating Slovakian pairing of Jana Cepelova and Magdalena Rybarikova 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3 in the second round contest lasted for more than two hours.
The fourth-seeded Indo-China pair will take on Romanian-Spanish combine of Sorana Cirstea and Sara Sorribes Tormo for a place in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Bopanna pairing with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski, defeated the pair of British Heather Watson and Finland’s Henri Kontinen in a hard fought match 6-4, 4-6, 13-11 in a match that lasted for an hour and 17 minutes to progress through to the second round of the mixed doubles event.
The seventh seeds will face American-Spanish combination of Nicholas Monroe and María Jose Martínez Sanchez in the second round.
Earlier, Leander Paes and Purav Raja sailed into the men’s doubles second round after defeating Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-3.
Paes and Raja will face the Russian team of Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev in the next round. (ANI)