Sania-Bethanie reach second round at WimbledonJune 27th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) India’s Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands had it easy in the first round of the women’s doubles of the Wimbledon as they notched up a straight sets victory against Russian Alla Kudryavtseva and American Sloane Stephens here Tuesday.
The Indo-American pair won 6-4, 6-2 against the American-Russian combine in one hour and 24 minutes at the All England Club here.
Sania and Bethanie will now face the winner of the match between Serbia’s Jelena Jankovic and France’s Virginie Razzano and French duo of Stephanie Foretz Gacon and Kristina Mladenovic in the second round.
Sania and Bethanie converted five of the 13 break points while their opponents just managed two of the 10.
It took the Indo-American pair just 44 minutes to wrap up the first set after converting two of the three break point chances. In the second set, Sania and Bethanie double faulted twice and also had more unforced errors, but they found the winners going and took just 30 minutes to wrap it up.
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