SANIA-BHUPATHI WINS FRENCH OPEN 2012
Mahesh Bhupathi on his 38th birthday along with partner Sania Mirza captured their 2nd mixed doubles title after beating Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gozalez 7-6 6-1 in the French Open final.
7th seeded Sania and Bhupathi, who also won the Australian Open crown in 2009, were left bemused at the end when they were handed the wrong silverware by mistake at the award ceremony.
A giggling Sania Mirza passed on the runners-up trophy to Gozalez before the red-faced French Open official handed the right trophy to the Indian duo. “I want to thank my partner who is one of the best doubles players in the world and I’m lucky to play with him,” Sania said.
Mahesh Bhupathi said, “It’s been a while since I won a grand slam and this is the first time I’ve won a grand slam trophy as a father so this is for my four-month old daughter back home.”
CITYHYD congratulates Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi for winning the French Open !!