Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sania Mirza - Elena Vasina pair move into second round

Posted by Admin On 4:09 PM

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Elena Vasina moved into the second round of the women's twice event at the French Open on Tuesday. The seventh seed Indo-Russian duo beat the Russian pair of Dushevina and Makarova 7-6(2), 6-2 in one and 33 notes at the Roland Garros.

Irrespective of the score line, Mirza and Elena had to go through some tough times in the first set as it went into a tie-break with the Indo-Russian mixture later pocketing it in 55 minutes. Mirza - Elena pair, however, completely under enemy control the second set and broke the all-Russian pair twice out of five chances to seal the match in their favor.

They will next face the victor of the match between German-Swede pair of Kristina Barrois and Johanna Larsson and American duo of Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears. Mirza had also entered the second round of the women's singles, thrashing Kristina Barrois of Germany 6-3, 6-3 on Monday. She will next play 12th seed Radwanska of Poland.

Meanwhile, India's Somdev Devvarman lost to Croatian experienced person Ivan Ljubicic in a first round clash. The 26-year-old US-based pro, ranked 66 went down 4-6, 3-6, 4-6 early on Tuesday.


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