Sania Mirza and her partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands progressed to the second round of the women’s doubles in the French Open with a straight set win over local pair of Alize Cornet and Virginie Razzano.

The seventh seeded Indo-American pair recorded a 6-3 6-4 win in one hour and 28 minutes in the opening round.

Saving nine of the 12 break points helped the cause of Mirza and her partner.

They face the American combo Lauren Davis and Megan Moulton-Levy in the second round.

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