New York: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered the US Open men's doubles prequarterfinals with a straight sets victory in the second round here. (Also Read: Federer Advances to Third Round)
The sixth seeded pairing defeated Chinese Taipei's Yen Hsun-Lu and Czech Republic's Jiri Vesley 7-6 (3) 6-3 in a contest which lasted an hour and 23 minutes.
In the intensely contested opening set, both the teams exchanged a break of serve and were guilty of committing an equal number of unforced errors. (Read: Halep, Venus Knocked Out)