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Mirza, Bhupathi win mixed doubles title

2/1/2009 - Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia -- India's Sania Mirza and Mahesh
Bhupathi won the Australian Open mixed doubles title on Sunday,
Bhupathi's 11th Grand Slam doubles championship.

Mirza and Bhupathi beat Nathalie Dechy of France and Andy Ram of
Israel 6-3, 6-1 at Rod Laver Arena.

Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of
the Bahamas lost the men's doubles final Saturday to American twins Bob and Mike
Bryan.

Seven of the 34-year-old Bhupathi's majors have come in mixed
doubles. He won a mixed title at the Australian Open in 2006 with
Martina Hingis.

Bhupathi and 22-year-old Mirza broke Dechy's serve in the
opening set, then broke their opponents twice in the second.
Bhupathi was dominant at the net throughout the match.