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Paes-Stepanek meet Bracciali-Erlich in Wimbledon opener

June 21, 2013 18:09 IST

Radek Stepanek and Leander PaesLeander Paes and Radek Stepanek, seeded fourth, are drawn against Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Jonathan Erlich of Israel in the first round of the men's doubles at Wimbledon, starting Monday.

Purav Raja and Divij Sharan will make their Grand Slam debut against Nicholas Monroe of the United States and Simon Stadler of Germany.

If the Indian pair cross the first hurdle they could run into compatriot Mahesh Bhuapthi and his Austrian partner Julian Knowle, who open their campaign against Leonardo Mayer of Argentina and Spain’s Albert Ramos.

Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin meet Jarkko Nieminen if Finland and Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov.

In the women's doubles, the sixth seeded pair of Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber meet the Czech combination of Renata Voracova and Klara Zakopalova.

Image: Radek Stepanek and Leander Paes at Wimbledon in 2012

Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images