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Sania-Santoro cruise into 2nd round

Sania Mirza and Fabrice Santoro advance to the second round of the mixed doubles competition with a facile win at the French Open.

sports Updated: Jun 02, 2007 15:49 IST

Sania Mirza and Fabrice Santoro advanced to the second round of the mixed doubles competition with a facile win at the French Open.

The Indo-French pair broke no sweat in defeating Vania King of the US and Frantisek Cermak of the Czech Republic 6-2 6-0 in their opening encounter at Roland Garros on Friday.

Twenty-year-old Sania and the seasoned Santoro were the clear winners as they broke their rivals five times in the match and saved the five breakpoints they faced.

The duo won 50 points in all, as against Vania and Cermak's 29, in the match that lasted just 45 minutes.

Later on Saturday, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were scheduled to play, with their respective partners, men's doubles second round and mixed doubles first round matches.