Top seeds Sania and Hingis took merely an hour to outplay Lara Arruabarrena of Spain and Raluca Olaru of Romania 6-0, 6-4.
However, Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea bowed out after squandering a position of strength to go down 6-2, 4-6, 4-10 the Uruguayan-Spanish combination of Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers. The sixth seeded Indo-Romanian pair slogged for an hour and nine minutes before ending up on the losing side.

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