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Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi lift French Open mixed doubles trophy

June 8, 2012

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It was a great moment for Indian Tennis fans, as Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the mixed doubles French Open title. It was for the second time that this Indian pair won a grand slam title. They won their first title during the Australian Open 2009. It took them 3 years to win another title. But, better late than never.

The Indian pair outclassed their opponents, Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland. They defeated them in straight sets, where the score read 7-6 (7/3), 6-1. Mahesh and Sania were not considered as favourites when they started their campaign  but their performance in the competition proves something else. They were just seeded seventh in the competition, but they overcame all odds to win the championship.

The game showed that the Indian pair had a great sense of understanding with one another on the court. They knew about their strengths and weaknesses along with their opponents. Sania’s powerful ground strokes along with Bhupathi’s soft touch was something that their opponents could not handle, hence they had to suffer defeat to a better team.

Indian fans scattered around the world would hope that the Indian pair would win much more grand slams and bring laurels to the country. But, Mahesh Bhupathi might not have many years left ahead of him, as he celebrated his 38th birthday with a French Open crown. But, one cannot talk negatively about the athlete’s fitness, which has kept the Indian star going. It is this fitness, which has made him one of the best doubles player in the world.

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