London: Leander Paes and his Russian partner Elena Vesnina reached the pre quarter-final of the mixed doubles at the Wimbledon with a straight-set victory over Australia's Ashley Fisher and Mona Barthel of Germany, here on Wednesday.
The fourth seeded Indo-Russian pair beat Fisher and Barthel 6-3 6-3 in a match that lasted just over an hour at the All England Club here. The duo will next take on Belarussian pair of Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka.
In the first set, Paes and Vesnina broke their rivals thrice out of the six opportunities, while the Australian and German pair converted the only chance that came their way. Ashley and Mona did sent down three aces but that didn't make any difference to the result.