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Congratulate Sania-Bhupathi

February 01, 2009 12:10 IST

Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open, beating the French-Israeli pair of Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram 6-3, 6-1 in the final in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon.

The ace Indian duo thus made up for the disappointment of last year when they were beaten by Tiantian Sun and Nenad Zimonjic in the final.

While Sania picked her maiden Grand slam title in the process, Bhupathi, who lost in the men's doubles final on Saturday, swelled his Grand Slam title collection to seven in mixed doubles.

Before Sunday's triumph he had won six mixed doubles crowns with different partners, the last also at the Australian Open in 2006 when he had partnered Swiss Martina Hingis.

Join us in congratulating the newly-crowned champions.