Sania-Bethanie advance to Round 2 in French Open

Updated: Jun 02, 2013, 16:57 PM IST

Paris: Indo-American pairing of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands advanced to the women`s doubles second round at Roland Garros here Saturday.

Playing on Court No.1, the seventh seeds defeated French duo of Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano in straight sets in the first round. Sania-Bethanie won 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 28 minutes.

Serves were regularly broken in both the sets, with the seventh seeds breaking one more than their opponents.

Sania, who had earlier lost in the first round of mixed doubles, along with her American partner broke the French girls five times in the match.

The winners will next face unseeded American pairing Lauren Davis and Megan Moulton-Levy in the next round.