For Peya and Soares it was the second ATP World Tour doubles title in as many weeks. The fourth seeds added the silverware to their Malaysian Open trophy with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over top seeds Paes and Stepanek in an hour and 46 minutes.

Stepanek (left) with Paes. Pic/AFP

Vishnu, Sanam impress
Tashkent: Davis Cuppers Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh made it to the final round of qualifying at the Tashkent ATP Challenger yesterday.

In Rd 2 of qualifiers, Vardhan defeated Belgium’s Germain Gigounon 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-3, while Singh beat Georgia’s Aleksandre Metreveli 6-2, 6-4.