Sania advances in Indian Wells.

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Sania Mirza and her doubles partner Bethanie Mattek defeated Klaudia Jans and Gabriela Navratilova of Czech Republic in straight sets to advance to the second round of the $2,100,000 Pacific Life Open ladies doubles event.The Indo-American pair who have been ranked seventh in the tournament won 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Tier I hard-court event at Indian Wells, California.

Meanwhile Sania has been seeded 21 in the singles event and moved to the second round after getting a bye in the first round.Sania will face Ukrainian Olga Savchuk in the second round of the singles event.