Indian Wells (US): Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova scored a straight sets win to enter the women's doubles quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open 2017 tennis tournament here on Saturday.
The Indo-Czech pair needed around 64 minutes to beat Sara Errani of Italy and Alicja Rosolska of Poland 6-2, 6-3.
Sania and her partner were stronger with their serve, hitting three aces, while Errani and Rosolska committed three double faults.
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But Indian fans faced disappointment in the men's doubles as Leander Paes and his Argentine partner Juan Martin del Potro went down 3-6, 4-6 to American Sam Querrey and Gilles Müller of Luxembourg.
Querrey and Muller smashed six aces against just two by Paes-Potro to chalk out a win in just over an hour.