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Paes, Bhupathi in round two, Sania's doubles campaign ends as well
January 22, 2009 12:49 IST
Leander Paes [Images] and Mahesh Bhupathi [Images] advanced to men's second round event with their respective partners while Sania Mirza's [Images] campaign was cut short in the women's doubles opener at the Australian Open [Images] in Melbourne on Thursday.
They will next meet Igor Kunitsyn and Dmitry Tursunov [Images] of Russia.
They clinched a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory.
Their next opponents will be Italian Fabio Fognini and Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia.
However, disappointment was in store for India as Sania and her American partner Vania King bowed out in the first round of women's doubles event.
The Indo-American pair went down to Vera Dushevina of Russia and Olga Savchuk of Ukraine 6-4, 1-6, 1-6.
Sania will now take to court with Bhupathi for the mixed doubles event were they will square up against sixth seeds Kveta Pleschke and Pavel Vizner of Czech Republic in the first round.
The pair of Paes and Cara Black of Zimbabwe, who are top seeded, have been pitted against Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia.
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