Australian Open: Colin Fleming & Ross Hutchins into round three

Australian Open

Venue:
Melbourne Park
Date:
16-29 January
Time:
0000 GMT
Coverage:
Watch live on Eurosport; singles finals and one men's semi-final on BBC Two/Red Button/HD channel/website; listen on BBC Radio 5 live; text commentaries and reports on the BBC Sport website
Ross Hutchins and Colin Fleming
Hutchins (left) and Fleming are seeded 15th at Melbourne Park

Colin Fleming and Ross Hutchins moved into round three of the Australian Open doubles after outclassing Russian pair Alex Bogomolov Jr and Igor Kunitsyn.

The British duo completed a near-faultless first set in 21 minutes and went on to win 6-0 6-3.

They next play top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan, who beat Australians Lleyton Hewitt and Peter Luczak 6-3 7-6 (7-5).

Jamie Murray and Peng Shuai lost 3-6 7-5 (10-5) to Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Abigail Spears in the mixed doubles.

"It was a strong performance and a great victory," Fleming told BBC Radio 5 live.

"We've done well in Grand Slams and have high expectations but it's still nice to be in third round."

Hutchins added: "We've been playing together for a year now and it takes time. Some partnerships gel very quickly, we took our time but we feel really good now.

"We're happy, comfortable on court, enjoy travelling together and we're good friends. Hopefully it can be a successful partnership."

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