India's Bhupathi and Mirza win French Open mixed doubles
- 8 June 2012
- From the section India
India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza have won the mixed doubles title at the French Open.
The pair defeating Santiago Gonzalez of Mexico and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland 7-6, 6-1 in the final on Thursday.
The pair, playing as seventh seeds, are sporting heroes in India.
It was the third time they had reached a Grand Slam final. They won the 2009 Australian Open after being runners-up at the same tournament in 2008.
Bhupathi, a successful men's doubles and mixed doubles player, won the title on his 38th birthday.
"We play a dangerous kind of tennis. When we're playing well, it's kind of hard to beat us," he told a news conference.
Mirza, who did not play singles at Roland Garros following a drop in rankings, said: "Every time you enter a tournament you want to win it. That's something that you enter hoping."