Bhupathi & Sania Mirza win Australian Mixed doubles title
The all-Indian pair, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza, powered to 6-3, 6-1 win over Israel’s Andy Ram and France’s Nathalie Dechy in 55 minutes to give Sania her 1st Grand Slam title and Bhupathi his 7th mixed-doubles crown and 11th Grand Slam title.
Bhupathi and Sania, playing their second successive final in Melbourne Park, were off to a quick start, breaking Ram in the opening game of the match. They surrendered the advantage as Dechy and Ram reeled off three games in row to take a 3-2 lead.
Sania then led the fight back with some superb angled returns while Bhupathi provided the finishing touches to break Dechy in the seventh game. With a forehand down-the-line, Bhupathi sealed the set as the Israeli faltered with his serve in the ninth game.
Bhupathi and Sania were unstoppable in the second set, breaking Dechy in the fourth and Ram in the sixth. The 22-year-old Hyderabadi then served out the match in the seventh game.