Paris: India's Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands will be hoping to make a strong start at the French Open women's doubles event after their Brussels Open tennis event triumph.
Sania, who was a finalist here in 2011 with Russia's Elena Vesnina, and Mattek-Sands take on the unseeded Argentine pair of Gisela Dulko and Paola Suarez in the first round.
Sania and Mattek-Sands are riding high on confidence after their title win at Brussels, where they beat Alicja Rosolska of Poland and China's Zheng Jie in the final.
It was a relatively one-sided affair, with Mattek-Sands and Mirza, who were seeded fourth, dominating most of the time. This was the Indian's second WTA doubles title in the season and her 14th overall.
Sania is having a good run. She won the Pattaya Open paired up with Australian Anastasia Rodionova while teaming up with Elena Vesnina of Russia, the Indian ace finished runners-up at Dubai and Indian Wells. (IANS)