Bhupati and Mirza win Australian Open

February 1st, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, Feb 1 (IANS) India’s Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza beat Israel’s Andy Ram and Nathalia Dechy of France to lift the Australian Open mixed doubles title here Sunday.Bhupathi and Sania won 6-3, 6-1 in 55 minutes at Melbourne Park here.

Bhupathi, who lost the men’s doubles final Saturday, won his fifth mixed doubles title and 11th overall. Sania won her maiden Grand Slam title, also the first for any Indian woman.

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