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Aus Open: Bhupathi-Hingis in 2nd round

The Indo-Swiss combine of Mahesh Bhupathi and comeback queen Martina Hingis overcame Wang-Li in straight sets.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2006 13:32 IST

The Indo-Swiss combine ofMahesh Bhupathi and comeback queen Martina Hingisbreezed into the second round of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open beating Yeu-Tzuoo Wang of the Chinese Taipei and Na Li of China on Friday.

The duo beat Wang-Li 6-2, 6-2 in an hour and 12 minutes.

Bhupathi with his third high-profile partner in 2 years, would be aiming for 10 Grand Slam titles after having won Wimbledon with Mary Pierce and US Open with Daniela Hantuchova last year.

Hingis and Bhupathi will next take on the winner of the match between Jurgen Melzer-Anastasia Myskina and second seeds Jonas Bjorkman-Lisa Raymond.

First Published: Jan 20, 2006 13:22 IST