Fourth seeded mixed doubles duo of Paes and Martina Hingis displayed dominant form to down American pair of Claire Liu Taylor Harry Fritz 6-2, 6-2 in only 46 minutes to advance to the second round of the category.

The experienced Indo-Swiss pair yesterday barely broke into a sweat while winning the contest to set up a second round match-up with unseeded Canadian-Australian pair of Eugenie Bouchard and Nick Kyrgios.

But Sania couldn't follow the footsteps of his two male compatriots. Sania and Brazilian Bruno Soares, the top seeds, bowed 3-6, 3-6 to Czech Republic's Andrea Hlavackova and Poland's Lukasz Kubot in only 63 minutes in the opening round of the event.

They were second best from the beginning of the match and conceded the first set in 32 minutes and the second one in 31 minutes. The winning pair won 58 of the 99 points played.

However in the men's doubles category, Paes and Spaniard Verdasco lost a keenly-fought second round match but eventually succumbed 5-7, 6-4, 3-6 to American duo of Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey.

 

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