Sania-Mattek sail in to the third round of Wimbledon

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London, Jun 28 (UNI) Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek eased into the third round of Wimbledon women's doubles event as they handed a straight set mauling to the Russian-Italian duo of Maria Kirilenko and Flavia Pennetta here today.

Sania and Mattek, seeded 13th, thrashed their rivals 6-3 6-4 in little over an hour.

Sania and Mattek looked at ease as they dominated the whole match and broke the Russian-Italian pair once before wrapping up the first set in 33 minutes.

In the second set, the story followed in the similar fashion and the Indo-American pair could have finished off the match much before, had they converted the break points that came their way in the set.

Nevertheless, it took a few minutes more as they sealed the set and the match to emerge winners.

The Indo-American duo will now take on the winners of the match between the British duo of Anne Keothavong and Melanie South and the Uzbek-Belarussian pair of Akgul Amanmuradova and Darya Kustova.


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