The seventh-seeded Yuki Bhambri outplayed Serizhan Yessenbekov of Kazakhstan 6-0, 6-2, in the first round of the $125,000 Challenger tennis tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Tuesday.

In doubles, Yuki and Divij Sharan defeated Egor Gerasimov of Belarus and Denis Yevseyev of Kazakhstan 6-4, 7-6(2) for a berth in the quarterfinals.

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