Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis Breeze Into Third Round in Wimbledon

Updated: 04 July 2016 08:09 IST

Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis put on a clinical display as they defeated the Japanese pairing of Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato 6-3, 6-1 to storm into the third round of the women's doubles in Wimbledon

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis Breeze Into Third Round in Wimbledon
Martina Hingis-Sania Mirza entered the fourth round of the women's doubles in Wimbledon with a straight sets win. © AFP

Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis breezed into the women's third round with a 6-3 6-1 win over the Japanese pairing of Eri Hozumi and Miyu Kato at the Wimbledon championships on Sunday.

The Indo-Swiss were clinical in their approach and wrapped up the second round clash in 52 minutes on Court No. 3.

The fancied duo served well besides converting five of the eight break points they earned in the match.

Sania and Martina's third round opponents will be Christina McHale and Jelena Ostapenko.

The American-Latvian combine defeated 13th seeds Alla Kudryavtseva and Vania King 6-1 6-4 in their second round match.

Earlier today, the 10th seeded Finnish-Australian pair of John Peers and Henri Kontinen needed only 62 minutes to dispatch India's Leander Paes and his Polish  partner Marcin Matkowski 6-3 6-2 in the second round.

Paes and Matkowski had three break chances in the opening set but converted none. They lost their serve thrice in the match.

Now Peers and Kontinen will take on sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Romania's Florin Mergea.

Paes is, though, defending his mixed doubles title with Hingis. They have been seeded 16th and got a first round bye.

Sania and Bopanna have also got first round byes with their respective partners. Sania has paired with Ivan Dodig while Bopanna is playing with Anastasia Rodionova.

Topics : Sania Mirza Martina Hingis Tennis
Highlights
  • Sania-Martina won the match in 52 minutes
  • Sania-Martina defeated Hozumi-Kato 6-3, 6-1
  • Hingis is the defending mixed doubles champion in Wimbledon
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