It was a mixed day for the Indians on day 4 at the French Open. There were 4 Indian contenders hitting the court today in their respective first round matches in the mixed doubles category. 13-time Grand Slam doubles champion Leander Paes partnering Russian Elena Vesnina registered an easy win. Paesâ€™ former partner Mahesh Bhupathi partnering compatriot Sania Mirza also won their first round match. But unfortunately, Maheshâ€™s present doubles partner Rohan Bopanna along with his American Partner Lisa Raymond went down fighting in a close contest.
The 5th seeded Leander-Vesnina pair, who reached the final of the Australian Open this year, never really looked in trouble as they eased past the unseeded Czech pairing of Lucie Hradecka and Frantisek Cermak, 6-1, 6-1.