Indian tennis player Sania Mirza along with partner Cara Black of Zimbabwe progressed to Round 2 of the women's doubles at Roland Garros here Thursday.
The fifth seeds needed only an hour and nine minutes to beat Slovak-Israeli pair Daniela Hantuchova and Shahar Peer 6-3, 6-3 on Court No.11.
Service games were broken regularly by both combinations throughout the match but Sania and Cara made sure they broke their opponents more number of times, ensuring a straight sets win.
They will next take on the Canadian-Polish pairing of Gabriela Dabrowski and Alicja Rosolska in the second round.
Meanwhile, Israeli-Brazilian pairing Jonathan Erlich and Marcelo Melo accounted for the defeat of the 'Indo-Pak Express' Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi in the second round of men's doubles. The sixth seeds lost their 65-minute match 3-6, 4-6 on Court No.16.