Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:41:53 GMT | By Rajesh Viswanathan, India Syndicate

Sania-Bhupathi are French Open champions

It was a great moment for Indian tennis as Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi won the French Open Mixed Doubles title. In case you missed out the glorious moments from late night, simply scroll down to get game-by-game updates from the final to know how the Indian pair made it to the title


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2nd Set, Game 4- Sania serves

Klaudia's flat hitting has actually woken up Sania Mirza. She obviously is the queen of power hitting in tennis and I remember once even Maria Sharapova confessed after a US Open clash. Well, that was when sania was at the prime of her singles career. She has lost a fair bit of sting but still looks good enough to make yet another comeback in singles. Excellent service game for her and Indian pair stretch the lead.

Scores1st set2nd set
Sania Mirza/Mahesh Bhupathi73
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Santiago Gonzalez61

2nd Set, Game 3- Klaudia serves

Just when it looked like another break was firmly on the cards for the Indian pair, Klaudia-Santiago come up with some stunning points. Indian pair had no less than 2 break points in this game but the old flaw of being unable to put them away came back to haunt. The Mexican-Polish pair hold to live another day. Being one break down is any day better than being two down.

Scores1st set2nd set
Sania Mirza/Mahesh Bhupathi72
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Santiago Gonzalez61

2nd Set, Game 2 - Mahesh serves

Outstanding service game again for Mahesh. We did hear it was Sania bailing him out in the semis. Here, he certainly is returning the compliment. Not that Sania is playing badly tonight but it is Mahesh, who is clearly stealing the show with some sensational tennis on big points. Great start to the second set.

Scores1st set2nd set
Sania Mirza/Mahesh Bhupathi72
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Santiago Gonzalez60

2nd Set, Game 1 - Santiago serves

It will hurt the Mexican-Polish pair for sure. They had the first set in their pocket and they lost it. The rustiness shows early on as Santiago struggles with his serve and at the same time, you have Mahesh absolutely on top of his game. The easiest way to understand how pendulum has swung Indian pair's way is the quality of play on big points. Sania and Mahesh have started to dictate on big points and are now winning them. Remember, they were struggling exactly in this area in the first part. Early break for the Indian pair. What a start to the second set

Scores1st set2nd set
Sania Mirza/Mahesh Bhupathi71
Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Santiago Gonzalez60
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