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01/27/2018 20:21 EST | Updated 01/27/2018 21:01 EST

NewsAlert: Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski wins mixed doubles at Australian Open

SYDNEY, Australia — Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski is an Australian Open champion.

Dabrowski and her partner Mate Pavic of Croatia beat Hungary's Timea Babos and India's Rohan Bopanna on Sunday to win the mixed doubles title at Rod Laver Arena.

Dabrowski and Pavic split the first two sets, 2-6, 6-4, against Babos and Bopanna before winning the tiebreak 11-9.

The season-opening Australia swing has been a good one for Dabrowski.

The 25-year-old Canadian teamed with China's Xu Yifan to win the Sydney International women's doubles title earlier this month.

Dabrowski won her first Grand Slam title with Bopanna last year at the French Open.

Buoyed by her strong play over the last year, Dabrowski entered the Australian Open at a career high No. 15 in the WTA Tour's doubles rankings.

She cracked the top 100 in May 2013 and has risen 20 positions since this time last year.

Dabrowski did not enter the singles competition in Melbourne. She's ranked No. 323 in singles.

Roger Federer will attempt to win his 20th Grand Slam singles title later Sunday when he plays Marin Cilic in the Australian Open final.

Federer, the defending champion at Melbourne Park, is also vying for his sixth title here.