Paes-Rikl reach men's doubles third round

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

India's Leander Paes and David Rikl of Czech Republic reach third round of the men's doubles event at Wimbledon tennis championships.

Wimbledon:

India's Leander Paes and David Rikl of Czech Republic made a smooth entry into third round of the men's doubles event at Wimbledon tennis championships with a straight sets victory today. Paes and Rikl, the fifth seeds, won 6-4 6-4 6-4 against the German duo of Nicolas Kiefer and David Prinosil in a second round match that was suspended yesterday due to poor light after the completion of the first two sets. Paes and Rikl will take on Giovanni Lapentti and Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador in the next round. The Lapenttis beat Jordan Kerr of Australia and Sebastien Prieto of Argentina 2-6 7-6 (7/3) 7-6 (7/3) 6-3 to move into the third round, according to information received here. Sania Mirza advanced to the second round of the girls' singles with an easy 6-1 6-1 victory against Alyona Tsutaskova of Ukraine. The 16th seed Mirza will take on Eden Marama of New Zealand in the second round. (PTI)

Topics : Tennis
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