Sania advances in Indian Wells.

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.