Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna cruises into the round of 16 of the US Open after their victories with their respective partners on Sunday.
Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of women’s doubles competition after dispatching the Swiss Timea Bacsinszky and Chinese Taipei’s Chia-Jung Chuang in straight sets.
The Indo-Swiss pair absolutely decimated the Bacsinszky- Chuang pair defeating them in straight sets 6-1,6-1 in a match which lasted for an hour. The Indo-Swiss pair converted five out of seven breakpoints and sent down 18 winners to get the better of their rivals in the second round.
Saina and Martina will next take on 13th seeds Michaella Krajicek of The Netherlands and Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova.
In men’s doubles competition, sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna of India and Romania’s Florin Mergea staved off the challenge from Poland’s Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico 6-3 7-6 (4/7) in a match that lasted an hour and 26 minutes.
The Indo-Romanian pair will next play ninth seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France