Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi and his wife actress Lara Dutta are blessed with a baby girl. Excited Mahesh announced the happy news on his Twitter page on Friday.

Mahesh Bhupathi, Lara Dutta
Mahesh Bhupathi and Lara Dutta

"ITS A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @DuttaLara. I Love u....," Mahesh tweeted.

The couple got married in February last year and announced in August that the 33-year-old former Miss Universe turned actress was expecting their first child. Mahesh, 37, was earlier married to model Shvetha Jaishankar but it ended in divorce.

Bhupathi is currently in Melbourne, partnering Rohan Bopanna in the doubles event at the Australian Open 2012.