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Bryans win 12th major doubles title

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NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Twins Bob and Mike Bryan collected their fourth U.S. Open men's doubles championship Friday with a straight-set victory.

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MOSCOW, March 6 (UPI) -- Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes took a straight-set doubles win Saturday, allowing India to stay alive in its first-round Davis Cup series with Russia.

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Navratilova wins Grand Slam title at 46

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Already considered one of the greatest tennis players ever, Martina Navratilova made history in her sport again Sunday at the Australian Open.

Agassi seeks fourth straight Australian

MELBOURNE, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Andre Agassi looks to become the first man from another country to capture four Australian Open titles Sunday when he faces underdog Rainer Schuettler.
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Leander Paes
Elena Likhovtseva of Russia kisses mixed doubles partner Daniel Nestor of Canada to celebrate moments after winning tennis semi-final over Nathalie Dechy of France and Leander Paes of India.3-6 6-4 7-6(4) at the Australian Open Grand Slam, in Melbourne, Australia, January 27, 2005. (UPI Photo/Tom Theobald)

Leander Adrian Paes (born June 17, 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament. He is one of the most successful professional Indian tennis players and also the former captain of the Indian Davis Cup team. He has won various doubles and mixed doubles events at the Tennis Grand Slam events. He is also the recipient of India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1996–1997 and the Padma Shri award in 2001 for his contribution to tennis in India.

Apart from his eleven Grand Slam victories at doubles and mixed doubles events, he is famous for his several memorable Davis Cup performances playing for India and also for winning a bronze medal for India in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He also achieved the rare Men's Doubles/Mixed Doubles double during the 1999 Wimbledon.

Leander was born in Kolkata formerly known as Calcutta, India. He was born to Vece Paes and Jennifer Paes and was raised in Kolkata, India. His family hails from the Goan Catholic community, a Christian community in Calcutta. He was educated at La Martiniere Calcutta. His parents were both sportspersons. His father Vece Paes was a midfielder in the bronze medal winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. His mother captained the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian basketball championship. Paes enrolled with the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Madras in 1985 where he was coached by Dave O'Meara. The academy played a key role in his early development. Leander shot into international fame when he won the 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and rose to No.1 in the junior world-rankings. Paes is the great grandson of the Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutt. Previously having dated Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary, he is now married to Rhea Pillai and has a daughter Aiyana Paes.

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