Press Esc to close
Wednesday 23 July 2014
News updated at 11:12 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Sania, Paes advance; Bhupathi crashes out of men's doubles

New York, Aug 30, 2013 (PTI):
Sania Mirza. File photo

Indian stars Sania Mirza and Leander Paes made winning starts in their respective doubles events even as another veteran Mahesh Bhupathi bowed out with a first-round loss at the US Open here.

Sania and her Chinese partner cruised into the second round of the women's doubles event after they easily saw off the challenge of German Annika Beck and Puerto Rican Monica Puig in straight sets, winning 6-2 6-2 on court 16 of the USTA National Tennis Center yesterday.

The 10th seeds will play the Hungarian-American combine of Katalin Marosi and Megan Moulton-Levy.


Sania and Zheng come to Flushing Meadows high on confidence after winning the New Haven title last week.

Paes paired up with Radek Stepanek and breezed through to the second round of men's doubles event with a straight set win over the unseeded pair of Jarkko Nieminen and Dmitry Tursunov. The scoreline read 6-4 7-6 (7-4) at the end of the game.

The 4th seeded pair displayed attacking net game and winners, and looked to have full control over the game from the word go.

The Finnish-Russian pair played some fine tennis in the second set, and a few unforced error from the seasoned campaigners saw the game go into the tie-breaker. But Paes and his partner held their nerve to take the game in straight sets.

However, it was curtains for Bhupathi and his men's doubles partner Philipp Petzschner of Germany as they lost 6-3 7-6 (7-4) to the seeded pair of Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil of Canada.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung...

A relative of a passenger on board the crashed TransAsia Airways plane cries in Kaohsiung...

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed...

Rescue workers survey the wreckage of TransAsia Airways flight GE222 which crashed...

Priyanka Chopra during the unveiling of trailer of the film ''Mary Kom'', in Mumbai...

Priyanka Chopra during the unveiling of trailer of the film ''Mary Kom'', in Mumbai...

Artists perform during the launch of Philips and Disney imaginative lighting range in New Delhi...

Artists perform during the launch of Philips and Disney imaginative lighting range in New Delhi...

People watch as pyres burn at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi...

People watch as pyres burn at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi...

Villagers cross the river Baitarani in a country boat after the same was flooded following...

Villagers cross the river Baitarani in a country boat after the same was flooded following...

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the newly launched BMW Active Hybrid 7...

Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the newly launched BMW Active Hybrid 7...

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu distributing food grains to poors...

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu distributing food grains to poors...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnatik creates a sculpture on girl child abuse with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnatik creates a sculpture on girl child abuse with a message...

Lightning on a thunderstorm  crackles over the mountains just south of Tollgate, Ore...

Lightning on a thunderstorm crackles over the mountains just south of Tollgate, Ore...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523