Wimbledon: Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina reached the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles at the Wimbledon with a straight-set victory over Australia`s Ashley Fisher and Mona Barthel of Germany, on Wednesday.
The fourth seeded Indo-Russian pair beat Fisher and Barthel 6-3 6-3 in a match that lasted just over an hour at the All England Club. The duo will next take on Belarussian pair of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka.
In the first set, Paes and Vesnina broke their rivals thrice out of the six opportunities, while the Australian and German pair converted the only chance that came their way. Ashley and Mona did sent down three aces but that didn`t make any difference to the result.
In the second set, the Indo-Russian pair converted one out of the five break point chances and didnt give any opportunity to their rivals.
The best part in Paes-Vesnina win was the whopping 84 percent conversion of their first serve points that they won. Their percentage of winning points on second serve is also 62 percent. Their dominance was evident by the fact they won 70 points compared to their opposition pair`s 46.
First Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2012, 23:00