Sunday, February 01, 2009

Aus open: Bhupathi-Sania creates history, first Grand Slam title for Sania

Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza clinched the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open on Sunday defeating Andy Ram of Israel and Natalie Dechy of France in the final at Melbourne.

Bhupathi and Sania won the mixed doubles final in straight sets 6-3, 6-1.

The Indian duo steamrolled their opponents in a one-sided match losing just four games.

It is the first time an Indian pair has won the mixed doubles title at a Grand Slam event.

The win is 11th Grand Slam title for Bhupathi while it is the first Grand Slam title for Sania. The win is also Sania's first major win after returning from injury

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