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Paes-Damm in last eight

Last updated on: July 05, 2006 00:20 IST

Leander Paes and Martin Damm stormed into the quarter-finals of the men's doubles at Wimbledon on Monday.

The seventh seeded Indo-Czech pair had things their way while beating Cyril Suk and Robin Vik of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-1, 7-6(7-1) in a third round match.

They meet the winners of the match between Irakli Labadze/Dusan Vemic and fourth seeds Paul Henley/Kevin Ullett.

Paes, the Indian Davis Cup spearhead, also advanced in the mixed doubles. He and Australia's Samantha Stosur beat Paul Hanley and Tatiana Perebiynis in a close second round match.

The fourth seeds prevailed over the Aussie-Ukrainian duo 4-6, 6-3, 12-10.

However, the Indian challenge in the tournament was reduced as Sania Mirza crashed out of the women's doubles.

Sania and Michaella Krajicek of the Netherlands lost to Russia's Elena Dementieva and Flavia Penetta of Italy in the second round.

Dementieva and Penetta, seeded eight, won 6-4, 6-2.

Also on the losing side was 11th seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and his Chinese partner Zi Yan, who went down to the ace American pairing of Bob Bryan and Venus Williams 6-4, 6-1 in the second round of the mixed doubles.

In the boys' singles, 14th seed Jeevan Neduncheziya lost to local lad Ed Corrie 6-0, 6-7(4/7), 6-1 while Slovakia's Andrei Martin defeated Rupesh Roy 6-2, 7-5.

In the Over-45 men's doubles, Vijay and Anand Amritraj lost to Iran's Mansour Bahrami and American Gene Mayer 6-2, 7-6(7/5).