Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhupati win Australian Open mixed doubles

MELBOURNE: Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza have on the Australian Open mixed doubles here.

Bhupathi and Mirza became the first Indian pair to win a Grand Slam mixed doubles title when they crushed Andy Ram of Israel and Frenchwoman Nathalie Dechy 6-3, 6-1. It rounded off a successful tournament for India after 16-year-old Yuki Bhambri won the boys'' junior championship on Saturday, while Bhupathi also made the final of the men''s doubles alongside Mark Knowles of the Bahamas.