Sania-Hingis advance to second round of US Open

New York, Sept. 4: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza started her US Open campaign on a winning note as she along with her partner Martina Hingis advanced to the second round of the women’s doubles here on Friday.

The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair overcame Kaitlyn Christian-Sabrina Santamaria in straight sets 6-1, 6-2 in the first round that lasted just 57 minutes.

Meanwhile, in the men’s double, Leander Paes and Fernando Verdasco claimed 6-2, 6-3 win over German duo Florian Mayer and Frank Moser to reach the next round.