Leander Paes and his successful doubles partners

With the 42-year old Leander Paes achieving legendary status with a record-setting 17th Grand Slam triumph, we take a look at his partners over a span of 25 years who have helped him achieve this incredible feat.

Mahesh Bhupathi

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This ‘Indian Express’ duo was the first Indian pair to win a Grand Slam in 1999 when they reached the finals of all four Slams, winning two of them. They also have the longest winning streak in the Davis Cup with 23 straight wins.

Lisa Raymond

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Won his first mixed doubles title at the Wimbledon with American Lisa Raymond in 1999, the same year he won his first All-England Championships with Bhupathi.

Martin Damm

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Won the 2006 US Open with his Czech partner. It was their only Grand Slam triumph together.

Martina Navratilova

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Formed a successful partnership with the women’s tennis legend, reaching four Grand Slam finals. They won the Australian Open and Wimbledon in 2003.

Lukas Dlouhy

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Formed a winning combination with yet another Czech, Lukas Dlouhy this time, and won two of the three Grand Slam finals they contested.

Cara Black

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Paes has won three Grand Slams with Zimbabwean ace Black, which includes two Wimbledon and one Australian Open titles.

Radek Stepanek

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Combined with yet another, yes, Czech Republic national to win two Grand Slams, with the 2012 Australian Open triumph featuring his first ever Grand Slam final victory over the legendary Bryan twins.

Martina Hingis

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His current mixed doubles partner, the Indo-Swiss combine have won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2015. His latest victory was a record 17th Grand Slam win of his career, making him the most successful doubles player in the open era.

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