The Indo-Czech pair needed a Super Tie Breaker to beat the Polish-German team 7-6(6) 3-6 10-5 in one hour and 38 minutes in their opening round of the USD 5,240,015 hard court event.
     
They next face wild card pair of Jonathan Erlich from Israel and Richard Gasquet from France.
     
Paes is the only Indian left in the men's tournament after Rohan Bopanna's defeat in the doubles along with his partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi. They had to lost to Swiss stars Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.
     
Somdev Devvarman could not make the singles main draw aftershock first round defeat in the Qualifiers.

Sania-Cara in quarterfinals
     
Indian Wells: Fifth seeds Sania Mirza and Cara Black reached the quarterfinals of the WTA Paribas Open following a straight sets victory over Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears, here.
     
The Indo-Zimbabwean pair beat the unseeded American combo 6-3 6-4 in one hour and 12 minutes in the second round of the USD 5,946,740 hard court Premier WTA tournament.
     
Sania and Cara saved five of the eight break chances they faced and converted five of the nine chances they got. They won 59 points to 44 of their rivals.
     
Sania and Cara have not gone beyond the quarterfinals in four tournaments they have played this season.
     
At Australian Open and Doha they reached the last-eight stage while at the season-opener in Sydney and in Dubai they made first round exit.

 (JPN/Agencies)

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