Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza combined well to storm into the final of the mixed doubles competition at the Australian Open after scoring a straight set victory in Melbourne on Friday.
The unseeded Indian pair pipped eighth seeds Nathalie Dechy of France and Andy Ram of Israel 6-4 6-2 in the semifinal match.
The Indians will take on the winners of other semifinal match between fifth seeds Tiantian Sun of Chin and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic and third seed pair of Chinese Zi Yan and Mark Knowles of Bahrain.
In the juniors competition, Yuki Bhambri's campaign ended as he lost the boys singles semifinal to local hope Bernard Tomic.
Yuki put up a spirited fight before losing 0-6 7-5 1-6.