Birthday boy Mahesh Bhupathi clinch French Open mixed doubles title with Sania Mirza

Last Updated: Jun 08, 2012, 00:23 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Paris: Mahesh celebrated his 38th birthday in style when he and Sania Mirza clinched the French Open 2012 mixed doubles title steamrolling the Mexican-Polish pair of Santiago Gonzalez and Klaudia Jans-Ignacik in straight sets (7-6, 6-1).

After the win Sania said, “Mahesh Bhupathi is the best doubles player ever and I am is fortunate to play alongside him.”

"Last year I was a runner-up in the women's doubles so I'm delighted to finally get a Roland Garros trophy."

"It is my partner's birthday today so now I don't have to think of a gift to give him," Mirza added .

Mahesh also added, “This is my First Grand Slam title after I became a father, my 4-month old daughter will be watching this and this is for her.”