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India @Aus Open: Bopanna-Nadiia advance in mixed doubles

Last updated on: January 25, 2020 19:32 IST
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IMAGE: Rohan Bopanna with his mixed doubles partner Nadiia Kichenok of Ukraine. Photograph: Wayne Taylor/Getty Images

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.

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