Third seeds Sania Mirza and her Spanish partner Nuria Llagostera Vives defeated Darya Kustova of Belarus and Ukraine’s Olga Savchuk 6-3, 5-7, 10-6 to book a spot in the second round of the Kremlin Cup yesterday.

Sania Mirza

The Indo-Spanish pair will face the winner of the match between Abigail Spears and Raquel Kops-Jones and Kveta Peschke and Anna-Lena Groenefeld in the next round.