Melbourne:Mahesh Bhupathi and Todd Woodbridge have advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The third seeded pair beat Albert Costa and Rafael Nadal of Spain in the third round. Bhupathi and Woodbridge lost the opening set before fighting back to win 4-6, 7-6, 6-4. They now play the fifth seeds Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett for a place in the last four. Russian women dominate Meanwhile, Russian women continued their dominance at the Australian Open. Fourth seed Maria Sharapova struggled past Italy's Silvia Farina Elia in three sets while US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova needed just over an hour to beat compatriot Vera Douchevina 6-4, 6-2. Serena Williams though had to struggle to get past Nadia Petrova of Russia in three sets.