Bopanna-Cuevas advance at Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Indian ace tennis player Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay entered the men’s doubles second round of the Australian Open here on Wednesday.

The Indian-Uruguay pair defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil and Maximo Gonzalez of Argentina 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the opening round.

They will now take on Australian pair Alex Bolt and Bradley Mousley, who defeated Robin Haase and Florian Mayer 6-3, 5-7,6-4.

Later in the day, Sania Mirza will start her women’s doubles campaign with Czech her partner Barbora Strycova. They face UK’s Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith in the opening round.

–IANS

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