Sania-Bhupathi lose, Paes-Stepanek advance

Jul 01, 2012, 08:23 IST | IANS

The fifth seeded Indian pair hardly put up a fight against the unseeded Australian-Russian combine losing 3-6, 1-6 in 50 minutes.

Later in the day, Paes got together with Stepanek to dispatch Israel’s Andy Ram and Jonathan Elrich 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 in another second round match.

Sania Mirza (left) and Mahesh Bhupathi during their second round match on Saturday. Pic/AFP

The fourth seeds next take on either Martin Emmrich and Michael Kohlmann from Germany or the Croatian-Brazilian combine of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.

Meanwhile, the mixed doubles Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Jie Zheng of China got a walk over against the duo of Marcelo Melo of Brazil and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the second round. 

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