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Bhupathi's unique Grand Slam record!

India’s Mahesh Bhupathi has the unique record of winning all his eight Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with seven different partners and in straight sets.

Mahesh Bhupati Sania Mirza

The only partner who has the distinction of winning twice with Bhupathi is compatriot Sania Mirza.Bhupathi and Sania won the Australian Open on hard court in 2009 after being runners-up the previous year. After a three-year wait, the two on Thursday won their second Grand Slam title on the red clay at Roland Garros in Paris.Bhupathi was also on the losing side in the finals four times; twice at Wimbledon, with Croat Mijana Lucic in 1998 and with Russian Elena Vesnina last year; once each at French Open, with Elena Likhovtseva of Russia, and at the Australian Open with Sania.Bhupathi’s Grand Slam victories in mixed doubles and his partners:1997 French Open: With Rika Hiraki beat Patrick Galbraith and Lisa Raymond (US) 6-4, 6-1.1999 US Open: With Ai Sugiyama beat Donald Johnson and Kimberly Po (US) 6-4, 6-4.2002 Wimbledon: With Elena Likhovtseva beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) and Kevin Ullyett ( Zimbabwe) 6-2, 7-5.2005 Wimbledon (2): With Mary Pearce (France) beat Paul Hanley (Australia) and Tatiana Perebiynis ( Ukraine) 6-4, 6-2.2005 US Open (2): Hard with Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) beat Katrina Srebotnik (Slovenia) and (Slovenia) and Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia) 6-4, 6-2.2006 Australian Open: With Martina Hingis ( Switzerland) beat Elena Likhovtseva (Russia) and Daniel Nestor ( Bahamas) 6-3, 6-3.2009 Australian Open (2): With Sania Mirza (India) beat Nathalie Dechy (France) and Andy Ram ( Israel) 6-3, 6-1.2012 French Open (2): With Sania Mirza (India) beat Klaudia Jans-Ignacik ( Poland) and Santiago Gonzalez (Mexico) 7-6 (3), 6-1.

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