Indian tennis stars Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza have made it to the French Open 2012 mixed doubles final after beating Galina Voskoboeva and Daniele Bracciali in the semifinals on Wednesday.
The seventh seed Indian pair breeze passed Galina Voskoboeva and Daniele Bracciali in the semifinals with a 6-3 6-2 victory, thus throwing up a chance for their second Grand Slam title. They took just an hour and 10 minutes to wrap up their semifinal match.
The pair had earlier shocked the second seeds Kveta Peschke and Mike Bryan in the quarter finals with a 6-2, 6-3 victory at the Roland Garros on Monday.
Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza will now meet the Polish-Mexcian pair of Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez in the final on Thursday.
The final match at the Roland Garros will be their third Grand Slam finals together. They had earlier won Australia Open 2009, which was Sania's first Grand Slam title. They also reached Australia Open 2008 final.
Sania is yet to win French Open in mixed doubles event but Bhupathi, who has 11 Major titles to his credit, won his only mixed doubles title at Roland Garros in 1997 with Japan's Rika Hiraki.
Amidst celebrations over the win of the Indian pair, there was disappointment for Indian fans at the Roland Garros with the other Indian, Leander Paes, who paired with Russian partner Elena Vesnina, crashing out in the semifinal.
Fifth seeded pair of Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina was shocked by the unseeded pair of Klaudia Jans-Ignacik and Santiago Gonzalez. They went down 7-6 (7-2), 6-3.
It was earlier speculated that Mahesh Bhupathi and his once doubles partner Leander Paes would clash in the final. There was possibility of the clash, as Paes and his partner were pitched against a weaker pair in the semifinal, but they crashed out.