Bob and Mike Bryan, the top seeds and defending men’s doubles champions, swept aside the Belgium pair of Olivier Rochus and Kristof Vliegen in straight sets 6-0, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 to move into the last 16.
The Americans will next face the British pair, Richard Bloomfield and Jonathan Marray, who upset the 16th seeded Poles, Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Lukasz Kubot, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Fellow Britons Joshua Goodall and Ross Hutchins, who were playing their first round match, were unable to overcome Igor Kunitsyn and Dmitry Tursunov, with the Russian pair winning 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-4. South Africa's Wesley Moodie, a winner of the Wimbledon doubles in 2005, combined with Todd Perry of Australia to defeat Germany's Tomas Behrend and Florian Mayer in four sets.
There were two second round men’s doubles matches that went the full five sets. Tenth seeds Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra of France saw off the challenge from Amer Delic and Bobby Reynolds of the USA, while Harel Levy of Israel and Rajeev Ram of the USA beat the 15th seeded Argentine pair, Martin Garcia and Sebastian Prieto.
In the ladies’ doubles, Cara Black of Zimbabwe and Liezel Huber of South Africa, the No. 2 seeds and former Wimbledon doubles winners in 2005, proved too experienced for Bethanie Mattek of the USA and Bryanne Stewart of Australia, defeating them 6-3, 6-3 to progress into the last 16.
Fourth seeds Katarina Srebotnik of Slovenia and Ai Sugiyama of Japan beat Andreea Ehritt-Vanc of Romania and Anastasia Rodionova of Russia 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in their first round match and 10th seeds Elena Likhovtseva of Russia and Tiantian Sun of China, playing their second round match, beat Aiko Nakamura of Japan and Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand 6-4, 0-6, 9-7.
Only one mixed doubles match was completed today, with 13th seeds Rogier Wassen of the Netherlands and Yung-Jan Chan of Taipei winning their second round match against Jeff Coetzee of South Africa and Jelena Kostanic Tosic of Croatia 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
Written by Tim Westmacott
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