Maharashtra Open: Paes & Prajnesh ease past in opening roundFebruary 5, 2020, Pune
- Legendary Leander Paes marked his arrival at the third edition of Maharashtra Open with a thumping 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) win over compatriot Divij Sharan in the doubles opening round match at Mahalunge Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Tuesday.
- Earlier, India No. 1 Prajnesh Gunneswaran stamped his authority at home with a sensational straight sets victory against Yannick Maden in the singles opening round match. The Indian star Gunneswaran held his nerves throughout the match as both the sets went into tie-breakers before the Indian wrapped up the hard-fought contest 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-5) to begin his campaign on a winning note.