India's Rohan Bopanna and his Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok moved into the mixed doubles second round at the Australian Open, in Melbourne, on Saturday.
The Indo-Ukrainian pair beat Lyudmyla Kichenok of Ukraine and Austin Krajicek of US 7-5, 4-6, 10-6 in one hour and 15 minutes.
They will next take on American Nicole Melichar and Brazilian Bruno Soares.
Bopanna was supposed to pair up with compatriot Sania Mirza but the latter pulled out due to a calf injury.
Veteran Leander Paes is also competing in the mixed doubles with Jelena Ostapenko.