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Sania, Paes on course at Australian Open

January 21, 2015 14:41 IST

Sania Mirza and Su-Wei Hsieh

India’s Sania Mirza (left) and Su-Wei Hsieh of Chinese Taipei discuss tactics in their first round doubles match against Maria Irigoyen of Argentina and Romina Oprandi of Switzerland. Photograph: Wayne Taylor/Getty Images

India enjoyed an all-win day at the Australian Open after Leander Paes and Sania Mirza sailed into the second round of their respective men's and women's doubles events in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Sania and her Chinese Taipei partner Su-Wei Hsieh, seeded second, defeated the Argentine-Swiss combine of Maria Irigoyen and Romina Oprandi 6-2, 6-0 in 48 minutes.

The Indo-Taipei team will play the Canadian-Polish pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Alicja Rosolska next.

Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen

Raven Klaasen of South Africa (left) and India’s Leander Paes in action against Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram of the United States on Day 3 of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images.

In the men's doubles, tenth seeds Paes and Raven Klaasen of South Africa beat the American duo of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6(6) to enter the second round.

They will face the winners of the match between Americans Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey and the Italian pair of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini.

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