Sania-Vesnina in women`s doubles Rd 2

Paris: India`s Sania Mirza and her Russian partner Elena Vesnina entered the women`s doubles second round of the French Open tennis here Tuesday.

Sania and Vesnina, seeded seventh, defeated the Russian pair of Vera Dushevina and Ekaterina Makarova 7-6(2), 6-2 in nearly an hour-and-a-half battle.

They next play Germany`s Kristina Barrois and Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who beat Americans Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-1, 3-6, 6-1.

Sania also advanced to the singles second round Monday with a straight sets victory over Barrois. She next plays 12th seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland.