Sania-Elena moves into second round of Madrid Masters

Updated: May 04, 2011, 19:54 PM IST

Madrid: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Elena Vesnina of Russia registered an upset victory over eighth-seeded Czech pair of Iveta Benesova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova to move into the second round of the women`s doubles euro 3,500,000 Madrid Masters tennis.

Sania and Elena came back from one set down to notch a 3-6, 6-1, 10-2 victory on red clay.

The duo will now take on Nadia Petrova of Russia and Australian Anastasia Rodionova for a berth in the last eight stage of the tournament.

Sania was earlier sent packing from the women`s singles by her doubles partner Elena in the very first round. The Hyderabadi was handed a 4-6, 3-6 defeat in a match that lasted for over an hour.