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Hingis through to doubles final
Martina Hingis (R) and Mahesh Bhupathi
Hingis reached the quarter-finals of the women's in Melbourne
Swiss star Martina Hingis maintained her bid for a comeback Grand Slam title by reaching the Australian Open mixed doubles final in Melbourne.

The 25-year-old and Indian partner Mahesh Bhupathi beat Australian duo Paul Hanley and Samantha Stosur 6-3 6-3 in the semi-final.

Hingis and Bhupathi will take on Daniel Nestor of Canada and Russia's Elena Likhovtseva in Sunday's final.

Nestor and Likhovtseva beat Leander Paes and Nathalie Dechy 3-6 6-4 7-6.

Hingis is playing in her first Grand Slam tournament since announcing her return to the 2006 women's tour.

She retired in 2002 after suffering a series of injuries.

Hingis had a successful campaign in the singles but was beaten in the quarter-finals by Belgium's Kim Clijsters.




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