Melbourne: Indian tennis duo Sania Mirza of India and Rajeev Ram of the United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open’s mixed doubles tournament on Sunday. Sania and Ram won a second-round match at Court 3 against Ellen Perez of Australia and Matwe Middlekoop of the Netherlands 7-6 (8/6), 6-4.
In the quarterfinals, the duo will meet the winner of the all-Australian tie between Sam Stosur/Matthew Ebden and Jaimee Fourlis/Jason Kubler.
The unseeded Indo-American team dispatched the Australian and Dutch pair in one hour and 27 minutes.
Sania and Ram had easily dispatched Aleksandra Krunic and Nicola Cacic of Serbia in the opening round on Thursday.
Earlier this week, the six-time Grand Slam winner Mirza had been knocked out in the first round of the women’s doubles event.