NEW YORK, Sept 3: Indian tennis stars enjoyed a successful start in the US Open as veteran Leander Paes entered the mixed doubles second round while Rohan Bopanna also won his opening tie in the men�s doubles competition here.
Paes, alongwith Martina Hingis, eased past the local pair of Taylor Harry Fritz and C Lui 6-2, 6-2 in the first round encounter on Court 4.
The fourth-seeded Indo-Swiss duo took just about 46 minutes to win the match.
Paes and Hingis will next take on the winners of the match between the Canadian-Australian combine of Eugenie Bouchard and Nick Kyrgios and the Ukrainian-Kiwi team of Elina Svitolina and Artem Sitak.
On Court 14, Bopanna combined with Florin Mergea to dispatch the US duo of Austin Krajicek and Nicholas Monroe 6-3, 6-4 in the first-round encounter.
The sixth-seeded Indo-Romanian duo won the match in 1 hour and 7 minutes to ease into the second round.
Bopanna and Mergea will be up against the Polish-Mexican pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Santiago Gonzalez in their next match.
Fyrstenberg and Gonzalez defeated the Polish combination of Tomasz Bednarek and Jerzy Janowicz 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3), 6-4 in their opening match. � PTI