Leander Paes-Elena Vesnina also advance in Australian Open

Paes and Elena Vesnina overcame a stiff resistance from unseeded team of Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Sofia Arvidsson of Sweden in the first round.

updated: January 19, 2013 17:13 IST
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Melbourne: It turned to be a good day for India at the Australian Open as veteran Mahesh Bhupathi entered the men's doubles third round while Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna progressed to the mixed doubles second round with their respective partners.

Bhupathi and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor, seeded fifth, defeated Romania's Victor Hanescu and Slovak Martin Klizan 6-1 7-6 (8) to enter the third round.

They next face unseeded Italian combination of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, who shocked 12th seeds Rohan Bopanna and Rajeev Ram 6-2 7-6 (3).

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