Paris: India’s Leander Paes and his Swiss partner Martina Hingis moved a step closer to their first French Open crown together as they breezed into the mixed doubles quarter-finals after dispatching fourth seeds Yaroslav Shvedova and Florin Mergea, here on Saturday. Unseeded Paes and Hingis, who won three Grand Slams together in 2015, erased a one-set deficit to eke out a 2-6, 7-5, 10-6 win over a formidable pair in the rain-hit second round contest.
Leander Paes and Martina Hingis
Sania in Round 3
Meanwhile, top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Japanese pair of Nao Hibino and Eri Hozumi in straight sets to reach the third round of the women’s doubles on Friday. The Indo-Swiss pair got the better of the Japanese pair 6-2 6-0 in a lop-sided match in the second round here.