California: India's Leander Paes and his partner Radek Stepanek advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells tennis tournament while Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna crashed out.
Paes notched the 600th doubles match win of his career Saturday when he partnered Radek Stepanek to a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Spaniards David Ferrer and Albert Ramos in the first round. The seventh seeds, who won the Australian Open in January, converted six of their eight break point opportunities for victory in 67 minutes.
The Indian, who turned pro in 1991 and will be 39 in 17 June, has a 600-311 record overall. Paes won the 2007 Indian Wells title with Martin Damm.