French Open: Paes-Matkowki to meet Bryans in quarters, Bopanna-Mergea advances; shock exit for Sania-Martina

leanderpaesParis: No. 16 seeds Marcin Matkowski and Leander Paes will meet two-time former champions and fifth seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the French Open quarterfinals.

Matkowski and Paes beat this year's Australian Open champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 7-6(5), 7-6(4) in one hour and 43 minutes.

Meanwhile the Bryans saved the match point at 5/6 in the second-set tie-break en route to beating No. 12 seeds Radek Stepanek and Nenad Zimonjic 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-3 in Paris. The Bryans failed to convert three set point opportunities at 6-5 in the second set.

Sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea knocked out Brian Baker and Marcus Daniell 6-2, 6-7(4), 6-1, while 2014 champions Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin overcame Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi 6-4, 6-4. Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers will face ninth seed Lukasz Kubot and Alexander Peya after a 7-6(3), 6-4 victory over Daniel Nestor and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.

In women’s doubles, Sania and Martina Hingis of Switzerland, seeded number one in the women's doubles, lost to unseeded Czech Republic duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 3-6 2-6 in a third round match.

With Sunday's loss, Sania and Hingis failed to realise their hopes of winning four Grand Slam titles on the trot. They had won Wimbledon and US Open doubles titles in 2015 and the Australian Open in 2016, the season's first Grand Slam in January.