Bhupathi’s unique mixed doubles recordJune 8th, 2012 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 8 (IANS) India’s Mahesh Bhupathi has the unique record of winning all his eight Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with seven different partners and in straight sets.
The only partner who has the distinction of winning twice with Bhupathi is compatriot Sania Mirza.
Bhupathi and Sania won the Australian Open on hard court in 2009 after being runners-up the previous year. After a three-year wait, the two Thursday won their second Grand Slam title on the red clay at Roland Garros inParis.
Bhupathi was also on the losing side in the finals four times; twice at Wimbledon, with Croat MijanaLucic in 1998 and with Russian Elena Vesnina last year; once each at French Open, with Elena Likhovtseva of Russia, and at the Australian Open with Sania.
Bhupathi’s Grand Slam victories in mixed doubles and his partners:
1997 French Open Clay court: With Rika Hirakibeat Patrick Galbraith and Lisa Raymond (US) 6-4,6-1.
1999 US Open Hard court: With Ai Sugiyama beat Donald Johnson and Kimberly Po (US)
2002 Wimbledon Grass: With Elena Likhovtseva beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) and Kevin Ullyett(Zimbabwe) 6-2, 7-5.
2005 Wimbledon (2): With Mary Pearce (France) beat Paul Hanley (Australia) and Tatiana Perebiynis (Ukraine) 6-4, 6-2.
2005 US Open (2) Hard With Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) beat Katrina Srebotnik (Slovenia) and (Slovenia) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) 6-4, 6-2.
2006 Australian Open Hard: With Martina Hingis (Switzerland) beat Elena Likhovtseva (Russia) and Daniel Nestor (Bahamas) 6-3, 6-3.
2009 Australian Open (2): With Sania Mirza (India) beat Nathalie Dechy (France) and Andy Ram (Israel) 6-3, 6-1.
2012 French Open (2): With Sania Mirza (India) beat Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (Poland) and Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) 7-6 (3), 6-1.
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- Sania in mixed doubles third round, women's doubles semis (Lead) - Jun 30, 2011
- Sania-Vesnina reach last four of Wimbledon - Jun 30, 2011
- Pattaya Open: Sania in singles, doubles quarterfinals - Feb 09, 2012
- We hold the edge in the final: Sania (Lead) - Jun 02, 2011
- Bhupathi wins his 11th Grand Slam, first for Sania (Statistics) - Feb 01, 2009
- French Open: Bhupathi, Sania advance to mixed double quarters - Jun 04, 2012
- Paes-Vesnina, Bhupathi-Sania in mixed doubles 2nd round - May 31, 2012
- French Open: Sania-Bhupathi in final, Paes-Vesnina knocked out (Lead) - Jun 07, 2012
- Fact File: Leander Paes's men's doubles titles at majors - Jan 28, 2012
- Australian Open: Sania in quarters of doubles and mixed event - Jan 23, 2012
- Top seeds have comfortable outing in Australian Open - Jan 20, 2012
- Sania first Indian to reach women's doubles Grand Slam final - Jun 02, 2011
- Wimbledon: Bhupathi in mixed doubles semifinal; Sania, Paes lose - Jul 02, 2011
- Sania-Rodionova triumph in Pattaya Open - Feb 12, 2012
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