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Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna advance to second round in US Open

The Indo-Chinese pair of Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng will next face Slovakia's Jana Cepelova and Magdalena Rybarikova in the second round of US Open.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [Updated:01 Sep 2017, 5:25 PM IST]
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A file image of Sania Mirza.Photo:GETTY IMAGES

India's leading doubles players Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza began their US Open campaigns with victories in their respective events, albeit, in contrasting fashion in New York. Bopanna and Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas shrugged off a surprise first set lapse to regroup and beat American pair of Bradley Klahn and Scott Lipsky 1-6 6-3 6-4 in the opening round of the men's doubles event. 

In the second round, they face the Italian team of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini. 

In the women's doubles, Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng overcame the challenge of Croatian team of Petra Martic and Donna Vekic in the opening round. 

It took the Indo-Chinese pair just 55 minutes to cross the first hurdle. 

 

Mirza and Peng broke their rivals four times but also dropped their serve once in the match. 

They next face Slovakia's Jana Cepelova and Magdalena Rybarikova.