Paes-Damm reach 2nd round

The duo knocked out the Czech combo of Petr Pala and Robin Vik 6-1 6-2 in the first round.

india Updated: Sep 01, 2006 23:50 IST

Leander Paes and Czech Republic's Martin Damm advanced to men's doubles second round with a facile victory over Petr Pala and Robin Vik at the US Open Grand Slam tennis.

Paes and Damm, the sixth seeds, knocked out the Czech combo 6-1 6-2 in the first round.

The Indian star was to later pair up with Samantha Stosur of Australia against Belarussians Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka in the mixed doubles opening encounter.

First Published: Sep 01, 2006 23:50 IST