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Paes-Navratilova pair in quarterfinals

Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova advanced to the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles events at the Wimbledon tennis championships.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2003 15:28 IST

Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova advanced to the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles events at the Wimbledon tennis championships.

Paes and Navratilova, seeded five, defeated Peter Luczak and Christina Wheeler of Australia 6-4 6-2 in a third round match.

Earlier, top seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Argentine Paulo Suarez were upset by Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Iroda Tulyaganova of Uzbekistan 6-3 6-4.

In the boys' doubles, Somdev Dev Varman and Karan Rastogi went down to unseeded home pair Andrew Pair and Tom Rushby 0-6 5-7.

There was both good and bad news for Indians in the girls doubles' events as Sania Mirza progressed to the second round while Sanaa Bhambri bowed out in the first round.

Sania and Alisa Kleybanova of Russia scored an upset victory over the top seeds Slovakian Jarmila Gajdosova and Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic 7-6 (9/7) 6-4 while Sanaa and Lara Giltinan of Australia lost to Casey Dellacqua and Adriana Szili 1-6 4-6.

Anand Amritraj and Vijay Amritraj had a run down memory lane when the former Davis Cup pair lost 3-6 2-6 to third seeds Peter McNamara and Paul McNamee of Australia in the over-45 men's doubles.

First Published: Jul 04, 2003 15:28 IST