Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi [ Images ] moved through to the Australian Open [ Images ] mixed doubles final after a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win over the Czech Republic's Iveta Benesova [ Images ] and Lukas Dlouhy [ Images ] in Melbourne [ Images ] on Friday.
The Indians pairing, which finished runners-up at Melbourne Park last year, will take on the unseeded French-Israeli combine of Nathalie Dechy [ Images ] and Andy Ram [ Images ], who stunned seventh seeded Spaniards Anabel Medina Garrigues and Tommy Robredo [ Images ] 7-6 (9/7), 6-4 in the other semi-final.
Bhupathi, who has six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles under his belt with different partners, will also figure in the men's doubles final along with Mark Knowles [ Images ] of The Bahamas on Saturday.
His last mixed doubles Grand Slam was incidentally the Australian Open in 2006 when he had partnered Swiss Martina Hingis [ Images ]. Sania though is aiming for her maiden Grand Slam crown.
Both are on the threshold of making tennis history. Join us in wishing them the best for the final.