Special Correspondent

DOHA: Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi will start their title defence in doubles with a first round match against Wing Luen Wayne Wong and Hiu Tung Yu of Hong Kong in the men's doubles at the 15th Asian Games at the Khalifa Tennis Complex here on Friday.

The seedings: Men: 1. Hyung Taik Lee (Kor), 2. Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe), 3. Danai Udomchoke (Tha), 4. Yeu Tzuoo Wang (Tpe), 5. Go Soeda (Jpn), 6. Cecil Mamiit (Phi), 7. Denis Istomin (Uzb) and 8. Rohan Bopanna. Doubles: 1. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi; 2. Sanchai Ratiwatana and Sonchat Ratiwatana (Tha); 3. Denis Istomin and Murad Inoyatov (Uzb); 4. Mustafa Ghouse and Rohan Bopanna.

Women: 1. Li Na (Chn), 2. Zheng Jie (Chn), 3. Aiko Nakamura (Jpn), 4. Sania Mirza, 5. Tamarine Tanasugarn (Tha), 6. Yung Jan Chan (Tpe), 7. Akiko Morigami (Jpn) and 8. Iroda Tulyaganova (Uzb). Doubles: 1. Zheng Jie and Yan Zi (Chn); 2. Li Ting and Sun Tian Tian (Chn); 3. Sania Mirza and Shikha Uberoi; 4. Yung Jan Chan and Chia Jung Chuang (Tpe).

Mixed doubles: 1. Sania Mirza and Leander Paes; 2. Shikha Uberoi and Mahesh Bhupathi; 3. Su Wei Hsieh and Yen Hsun Lu (Tpe); 4. Yu Xinyuan and Su Peng (Chn).

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