Bhupathi blessed with a baby girl!

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: It was a good day on and off the court for Mahesh Bhupathi on Friday.

Bhupathi, along with partner Sania Mirza, has defeated South Africa`s Natalie Grandin and Jean-Julien Rojer of Netherlands Antilles in the opening round of the Australian Open mixed doubles.

Off it, Bhupati and Bollywood actor Lara Dutta have been blessed with a baby girl. "ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @DuttaLara. I Love u...," Bhupathi wrote on twitter.

"It`s fun having my parents here and getting the house baby ready! Anticipation and excitement in the air!:-) feels good 2 start 2012 like that," Lara wrote on her Twitter page.