Sania-Mattek advance in East West Bank Classic

July 23rd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek breezed into the second round of $600,000 East West Bank Classic doubles, registering a convincing straight set victory over American-Russian pair Vania King and Alla Kudryavtseva here at Carson. Sania-Mattek, seeded second, defeated King-Kudryavtseva 6-3, 6-4 at the hard court event.

The Indo-American pair next meet Russians Elena Versina and Vera Zvonareva, who beat American wild card pair Tracy Lin and Riza Zalameda 6-4, 6-4 in the first round.

In the singles, Sania faces Chinese Meng Yuan in her second round after sweeping aside Czech qualifier Eva Hrdinova in straight sets. Yuan beat Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 in the opening round.

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