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Paes-Shaughnessy enter quarters
July 07, 2007 14:20 IST
Leander Paes [Images] kept the Indian flag flying at Wimbledon when he teamed up with American Meghann Shaughnessy to enter the mixed doubles quarter-finals at the All England [Images] Club on Friday.
Paes and Shaughnessy, seeded eighth in the draw, got the better of Australian Todd Perry and Chia-Jung Chuang of Chinese Taipei 7-5, 7-5 to enter the last eight stage.
The Indo-American combination capitalised on two of the 15 break points they got to prevail over the 12th seeds.
Paes and Shaughnessy were also rock solid with their serve and faced only one break point which their opponents failed to convert.
They will now take on the French pair of Fabrice Santoro and Severine Bremond, who got a walkover against second seeds Bob Bryan of the United States and Australian Samantha Stosur.