Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza registered their first Grand Slam title together. The paid defated Andy Ram and Natalie Dechy in straight sets in the mixed doubles final of the Australian Open here on Sunday. The Israeli-French duo could not withstand power packed game by Hesh and Sania pair and were crushed 6-3, 6-1 in 55 minutes.
This is Bhupathi’s 11th Grand Slam title (seventh in mixed doubles). This was also Bhupathi’s second mixed doubles title here, following his 2006 triumph with Martina Hingis. For Sania, it was her first Grand Slam title.
Earlier Yuki Bhambri created history, becoming only the fourth Indian to win a junior Grand Slam boys’ singles title in the Australian Open. So far, this has been the BEST Australian Open for Indian!