India’s Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna sailed into the men’s doubles third round with their respective partners at the French Open in Paris on Friday.
Sixth seeds Bopanna and Florian Mergea defeated the French pair of Gregoire Barrere and Quentin Halys 6-3 6-4 in the second round in Paris.
Paes, playing with Polish partner Marcin Matkowski, too won their second round match comfortably.
The 16th seeds beat the Austrian-German combine of Julian Knowle and Florian Mayer 6-4, 6-3 on Court 14 at Roland Garros.
Later in the day, top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated Japanese pair of Nao Hibino and Eri Hozumi in straight sets to reach the third round of the women’s doubles event.
The Indo-Swiss pair got the better of the Japanese pair 6-2 6-0 in a lop-sided match in the second round in Paris.
Sania and Hingis will next take on Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of Czech Republic.
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