Divij Sharan and Purav Raja defeated Flavio Cipolla of Italy and American Wayne Odesnik 6-2, 6-4 in the opening round of the qualifying event at Wimbledon on Monday.

This means the pair is just a win from qualifying for main draw.

Sania & Huber advance

Sania Mirza and Liezel Huber were worked hard as they struggled past Darija Jurak and Heather Watson to enter the quarterfinals of the WTA Aegon International at Eastbourne on Tuesday with a 7-6(4), 7-6(3) win.

The results: At 's-Hertogensbosch (Topshelf Open): Men: First round: Xavier Malisse bt David Ferrer 7-6(3), 6-3; Stanislas Wawrinka bt Steve Darcis 7-6(5), 6-4; Michael Llodra bt Benoit Paire 3-0, retired; Jeremy Chardy bt Lucas Pouille 7-5, 6-4; Nicolas Mahut bt Ricardas Berankis 6-1, 6-4; Jan Hernych bt David Goffin 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(4); Marius Copil bt Rogerio Dutra Silva 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-2; Lu Yen-Hsun bt Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-1, 7-6(3). Women: Second round: Carla Suarez Navarro bt Sofia Arvidsson 6-3, 6-4; Urszula Radwanska bt Magdalena Rybarikova 4-3 retired; Tsvetana Pironkova bt Irina-Camelia Begu 7-6(7), 6-2. First round: Roberta Vinci bt Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3; Kirsten Flipkens bt Francesca Schiavone 3-6, 6-3, 6-0; Lesia Tsurenko bt Daniela Hantuchova 5-0, retired.

At Eastbourne: Aegon International: First round: Men: Julien Benneteau bt Kevin Anderson 7-6 (4), 6-2; Bernard Tomic bt James Ward 6-3, 6-4; Feliciano Lopez bt Jarkko Nieminen 7-6(3), 7-6(5); Ivan Dodig bt Denis Istomin 6-3, 6-4; Martin Klizan bt Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-2; Radek Stepanek bt Marinko Matosevic 6-3, 6-2. Women: Jamie Hampton bt Agnieszka Radwanska 7-6(2), 6-2; Li Na bt Alize Cornet 6-2, 6-4; Angelique Kerber bt Sorana Cirstea 6-4, 6-4; Petra Kvitova bt Monica Niculescu 6-4, 6-1; Caroline Wozniacki bt Tamira Paszek 6-2, 2-2; Samantha Stosur bt Nadia Petrova 6-2, 6-3; Elena Baltacha bt Kristyna Pliskova 7-5, 7-6(3); Ekaterina Makarova bt Olga Puchkova 6-2, 6-0; Laura Robson bt Yuliya Beygelzimer 6-3, 6-2; Su-Wei Hsieh bt Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-3; Lucie Safarova bt Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 7-6(2).

Doubles: Sania Mirza & Liezel Huber bt Darija Jurak & Heather Watson 7-6(4), 7-6(3). — Agencies

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