Bhupathi-Petrova, seeded fifth, beat the Slovakian-Serbian pair 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 in their second round match at Melbourne Park.


The Indo-Russian duo were drawn to meet Paes and Vesnina but the second seeds were tamed by Australia’s unseeded combination of Jarmila Gajdosova and Matthew Ebden 3-6, 2-6 in a late night contest at the Rod Laver Arena.

Other Indians in the fray, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, reached the mixed doubles quarters with different partners earlier.