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Sania wonders why Bruno did not play with her all these years ...

Last updated on: September 06, 2014 13:27 IST

Sania Mirza, right, of India and Bruno Soares of Brazil celebrate

Sania Mirza, right, of India and Bruno Soares of Brazil celebrate. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza conquered US Open too with new partner Bruno Soares of Brazil in New York.

It was her third Grand Slam title.

Sania-Soares win US Open mixed doubles title

The Hyderabadi star took the opportunity to thank her new partner. She added, "Playing with him is a lot of fun. He did not play with me all these years, not sure why?," said Sania after the triumph, adding that the pairing will continue at the Australian Open.

Sania Mirza, left, of India and Bruno Soares of Brazil celebrate

Winning moment unforgettable! I must have been very excited to have jumped that high, says Sania Mirza. Photograph: Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA

The top seeded pair beat the unseeded combination of Abigail Spears of the United States and Mexico's Santiago Gonzalez 6-1, 2-6, 11-9 in a thrilling mixed doubles final.

Sania Mirza (right) and Bruno Soares kiss the US Open mixed doubles trophy

Sania Mirza (right) and Bruno Soares kiss the US Open mixed doubles trophy. Mike Segar/Reuters

The 27-year-old Indian ace, partnering Cara Black of Zimbabwe, however, failed to make it to the women's doubles final, going down in straight sets to the unseeded Swiss-Italian pair of Martina Hingis and Flavia Pennetta at the Flushing Meadows 2-6, 4-6 in the semi-finals.

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