The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis will be taking on the Japanese pair of Nao Hibino and Eri Hozumi in second round of the French Open 2016 women's doubles on Friday. The top seeds had earlier defeated the Russian pair of Daria Kasatkina and Alexandra Paneva in the first round at Roland Garros.
While the first set broke a sweat from the World No. 1 duo, the second set was won rather comfortably by Sania and Hingis against the Russian pair. "SanTina" won their opening round match of the competition, 7-6(4), 6-2.
Meanwhile, Hibino, 21, ousted by Simona Halep in the first round of their women's singles match at Roland Garros 2016, will be looking forward to extending her good run along with Hozumi in the women's doubles event.
The Japanese duo got past Italy's Karin Knapp and Luxembourg's Mandy Minella 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-4, in a hard-fought three setter in the first round of the competition.
Hingis had earlier stated she is keen on chasing the "SanTina" slam and the wish can only be fulfilled after the Swiss superstar and the Indian sensation win the French Open 2016. They have won the Wimbledon 2015, the US Open 2015 and the Australian Open 2016.
Hingis, 34, also had a comfortable sailing in the second round of French Open 2016 mixed doubles along with Leander Paes, as the Indo-Swiss duo thrashed the German-Colombian pair of Anna-Lena Gronefeld and Robert Farah 6-4, 6-4 in their opening round game at Roland Garros.
Where to watch live
Women's doubles: Sania Mirza/Martina Hingis vs Nao Hibino/Eri Hozumi is the fourth game in order of the day at Court 1. The match is expected to start at 4:30 p.m. GMT (10 p.m. IST, 12:30 p.m. EST) on May 27.
Viewers in India can catch the action on Neo Sports and Neo Prime.
Viewers around Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore can catch the action on Fox Sports Asia.
The radio destination of the event remains Roland Garros Radio.