Mahesh Bhupathi [ Images ] and Nadia Petrova [ Images ] of Russia [ Images ] entered the mixed doubles quarter-finals at the Australian Open [ Images ], rallying from a set down to register a 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 victory over Katarina Srebotnik of Slovakia and Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia in Melbourne [ Images ] on Tuesday.
The fifth seeded Indo-Russian pair suffered a scare in the first set before getting act together in the next two to dump their unseeded opponents in a second round match that lasted 64 minutes.
Bhupathi-Petrova hit 34 winners compared to only 16 by their opponents. Besides, they also convert three out of six break-points they faced, and saved three off five.
In the quarter-finals, Bhupathi could face Leander Paes [ Images ], if he and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina win their second round match against the Australian pair of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden.