Paris: Indian tennis player Sania Mirza moved into the second round of women's and mixed doubles of the French Open tennis here Thursday.
Sania and her partner Cara Black of Zimbabwe found it easy as they progressed to Round 2 of women's doubles. But the Indian had to struggle with her Romanian partner Horia Tecau in the first round of mixed doubles for the win at the Rolland Garros.
Sania and Cara, seeded fifth, needed only an hour and nine minutes to beat Slovak-Israeli pair Daniela Hantuchova and Shahar Peer 6-3, 6-3 on Court No.11 in the women's doubles.
Service games were broken regularly by both combinations throughout the match but Sania and Cara made sure they broke their opponents more number of times, ensuring a straight sets win.They will next take on Canadian-Polish pairing of Gabriela Dabrowski and Alicja Rosolska in the second round.