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Somdev, Sania get easy Round 1 at Wimbledon

June 17, 2011 19:08 IST

Indian tennis stars Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza were handed easy draws in the singles at the Wimbledon, starting on Monday.

Somdev, ranked 68th in the world, will take on Germany's Denis Gremelmayr (ranked 110), while world No 60 Sania is drawn against France's Virginie Razzano, 38 places below her in WTA chart.

In the men's doubles, the third seeded Indian duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will take on the unseeded Croatian pair of Ivan Dodig and Lovro Zovko in the opening round, while the fourth seeded Indo-Pak pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi face the Colombian duo of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.

Somdev and his Japanese partner Kei Nishikori meet the German duo of Rainer Schuettler and Alexander Waske in their men's doubles opening round clash.

In the women's doubles, fourth seeded Sania and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina, who finished runners-up in the French Open early this month, will lock horns with the American-Russian pair of Melanie Oudin and Anna Chakvetadze.

The mixed doubles draw will be announced on June 22.