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Canadian Daniel Nestor wins mixed doubles final at Australian Open

Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada celebrate after defeating Sania Mirza of India and Horia Tecau of Romania in their mixed doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.(AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
January 25, 2014 - 10:17 PM

MELBOURNE, Australia - Toronto's Daniel Nestor and French partner Kristina Mladenovic won the Australian Open mixed doubles title Sunday over India's Sania Mirza and Romanian Horia Tecau 6-3, 6-2.

The 58-minute victory marks the fourth mixed title for the 41-year-old Nestor, and second for his team in the last three grand slams.

He and Mladenovic won the Wimbledon title last summer after finishing runner-up at the French Open eight months ago.

Nestor now owns three Melbourne mixed titles, winning with Elena Likhovtseva in 2007 and repeating three years ago with Slovenian Katerina Srebotnik. Nestor and Mladovic beat Miraza and Tecau at Wimbledon last summer on the way to their title together.

Nestor's team beat the sixth seeds with five aces, 14 winners, 24 unforced errors and four breaks of serve.

Mladenovic converted on a third match point as she sent a passing shot past Tecau to take the victory.

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