Melbourne, Jan 26 (AFP) Fifth seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic took out the Australian Open women’s doubles title on Friday to be crowned Grand Slam champions for the first time. Also Read - Sridevi Death Anniversary: These Last Pictures & Videos of The Legendary Actress Are Going Viral | Watch

The Hungarian-French pairing battled past second seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena. Also Read - Ek Biryani Aisa Bhi: Dubai Restaurant's Royal Gold Biryani @ Rs 19,704 Per Plate | See Mouth-Watering Pics

“It’s an incredible feeling, I was in tears,” said an emotional Babos. “It’s amazing to play with you,” she added of Mladenovic. Also Read - 'Reflects Your Love For Nation': PM Modi Sends Letter of Praise to Dubai Boy Who Made His Portrait

It was their first Slam title after going close at Wimbledon in 2014, where they made the final but lost.

Overall, they own three other doubles titles as a team, all won in 2015 — at Dubai, Marrakech and Rome. AFP KHS KHS

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