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Sania-Bethanie in third round at Wimbledon

June 29, 2012 19:59 IST

India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands registered a straight-sets victory to advance to the third round of the women's doubles at Wimbledon on Friday.

The 13th seeded Indo-US duo scored a comfortable 6-3, 6-2 victory over the unseeded French pair of Stephanie Foretz Gacon and Kristina Mladenovic in 55 minutes at the All England Club.

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Sania-Bethanie converted three of the five break-points that came their way, while their opponents failed to convert the only opportunity they got.

In the first set, Sania-Bethanie went on to win as many as 27 points, as against only 17 won by their opponents, to seal the set.

The Indo-US combo continued their domination in the second set as well, where they converted two of three break-points, while saving the lone break-point Stephanie-Kristina got.

Sania-Bethanie will next face the winner of the match between the Russian duo of Maria Kirilenko-Nadia Petrova and the Williams sisters, Serena-Venus, in the third round.

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