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Sania-Husarova in French Open 2nd round

The 19-year-old combined with Slovakia's Janette Husarova for a facile 6-1 6-3 against Spaniard Conchita Martinez and Castalina Castano of Columbia.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 19:02 IST

Sania Mirza made light of her first round exit in the singles to advance to the second round of the women's doubles at the French Open Grand Slam tennis on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old Indian, who has leaped to 37 in world doubles rankings, combined with Slovakia's Janette Husarova for a facile 6-1 6-3 against Spaniard Conchita Martinez and Castalina Castano of Columbia.

The Hyderabadi lass lost to former champion Anastasia Myskina in the singles first round on Tuesday.

Sania returned to the courts after a three-week break last week in Istanbul where she reached the doubles final with Australian Alicia Molik.

Meanwhile, Leander Paes and his partner Martin Damm of the Czech Republic have been seeded seventh in the men's doubles.

The duo will take on Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in the opening round.

Mahesh Bhupathi has been paired with Xavier Malisse of Belgium and is set to play Gilles Muller of Luxembourg and Belgium's Christopher Rochus.