Melbourne - 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.
The Hungarian-French pairing battled past second seeded
Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-3 on Rod Laver Arena.
"It's an incredible feeling, I was in tears," said
an emotional Babos. "It's amazing to play with you," she added of
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.