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Paes-Martina continue winning streak, march into Australian Open quarters

In what came across as a one-sided game, Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes and his Swiss mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis today beat their Australian opposition Casey Dellacqua and Matt Reid 6-2, 6-3 in a
India TV Sports Desk Melbourne January 23, 2017 16:52 IST
India TV Sports Desk

In what came across as a one-sided game, Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes and his Swiss mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis today beat their Australian opposition Casey Dellacqua and Matt Reid 6-2, 6-3 in a second round match at Melbourne Park to seal a berth in the quarter-finals of the of the Australian Open.

The Indo-Swiss pair got an early break in the fourth game of the first set. They led 5-2 shortly after and then broke their opponents' serve again to claim the first set in 24 minutes. Paes-Martina claimed the match in 54 minutes.

Paes-Martina hit six aces, two more than their opponents. They also hit two more winners, managing 21 in the match.

Hingis played from the baseline while Paes dominated the net proceedings. The experienced pair maintained momentum in the second set, breaking in the eighth game to pull ahead 5-3.

They then held their serve to finish off the match, pocketing 55 of the 96 total points played.

The unseeded Indo-Swiss combination will next face the winner of another second round match between Samantha Stosur-Samuel Groth and Darija Jurak-Jean-Julien Rojer on Tuesday.