London, July 2: Rohan Bopanna and Andrea Hlavackova saved all three break chances they faced against British team of Colin Fleming and Jocelyn Rae to progress to the pre-quarterfinals of the mixed doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships, here Monday.
The seventh seeded Indo-Czech team brushed aside the spirited challenge of unseeded British pair 6-4 7-5 in one hour and nine minutes in the second round.
Bopanna and Hlavackova broke their rivals one time in each set to record the win. They will now fight it out with Russia’s Mikhail Elgin and Australian Anastasia Rodionova for a place in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, Sania Mirza and Horia Tecau, seeded sixth, were leading 4-3 in the opening set of their mixed doubles second round contest against Mate Pavic and Bojana Jovanovski when rain forced suspension of play. The match will be completed today.