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Paes, Bopanna win; Sania out

By The Assam Tribune

PARIS, May 31: Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes crossed the first-round hurdle in men�s doubles with their respective partners while Sania Mirza crashed out of the women�s doubles after a first-round loss at the French Open here today.

Bopanna along with his Uruguayan partner Pablo Cuevas hardly had to break a sweat as they outplayed the French duo of Mathias Bourgue and Paul-Henri Mathieu in an one-sided contest. The ninth seeded Indo-Uruguayan pair posted a comfortable 6-1, 6-1 victory over French combination in just 53 minutes. Paes and his American partner beat Radu Albot of Moldova and Hyeon Chung of South Korea 7-6 (7- 5), 4-6, 6-2 in a match lasting one hour 55 minutes.

Sania and Shvedova went down 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 2-6 to Pavlyuchenkova and Gavrilova in a gruelling battle that lasted 2 hours and 23 minutes. � PTI

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