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Sania-Santoro cruise into 2nd round
June 02, 2007 14:44 IST
Sania Mirza [Images] and Fabrice Santoro advanced to the second round of the mixed doubles competition with a facile win at the French Open.
The Indo-French pair broke no sweat in defeating Vania King of the US and Frantisek Cermak of the Czech Republic 6-2 6-0 in their opening encounter at Roland Garros on Friday.
Twenty-year-old Sania and the seasoned Santoro were the clear winners as they broke their rivals five times in the match and saved the five breakpoints they faced.
The duo won 50 points in all, as against Vania and Cermak's 29, in the match that lasted just 45 minutes.
Later on Saturday, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi are scheduled to play with their respective partners in the men's doubles second round and mixed doubles first round matches.
The French Open 2007 coverage