Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi moved through to the Australian Open mixed doubles final after a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win over the Czech Republic's Iveta Benesova and Lukas Dlouhy in Melbourne 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 and Andy Ram, who stunned seventh seeded Spaniards Anabel Medina Garrigues and Tommy Robredo 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 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. 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.