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, Rohan 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.

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