Playing together for the first time after rejoining forces, third seeded Indo-Pak pair recorded a hard-fought 7-6(5) 6-7(2) 10-3 win over the unseeded Dutch-Romanian team in one hour and 41 minutes.
The 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 win over Roger Federer was Lleyton Hewitt's 29th title on the ATP tour but his first since 2010.
The seven-time Grand Sam winner arrived in Auckland from Los Angeles on Friday and said her aim was to reach the final the WTA meet here that starts on Monday.
Next up for World No.3 David Ferrer in Friday's semifinals of this Australian Open tune-up will be countryman and world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.
World number one Nadal has been coached by his uncle Toni since childhood and it's a partnership which has brought 13 Grand Slam titles.
Roger Federer says on Twitter that he and his wife, Mirka, are expecting another child next year. Their twin daughters are named Charlene and Myla.
The 25-year-old from Bilbao, who plays on the lower level Challenger and Futures circuits, was sanctioned on three charges under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program (UTACP).
The Indo-Pak pair, who took the world by storm by reaching the US Open final in 2010, will be coming together for the new season, commencing with ATP Tour in Chennai.
Former French and US Open champion Romanian Ilie Nastase says that Roger Federer should not be advised on the proper time to quit professional tennis.
Sania Mirza and Romanian Horia Tecau had joined forces this season for the Wimbledon championship, where they made quarter-finals and also played together at the US Open, making the third round.
Yuki Bhambri got a big career boost by winning the play-off tournament in Shenzhen, China, on Saturday, to earn himself a Grand Slam debut.
Juan Martin del Potro was a late addition to the tournament after Andy Murray, the 2011 champion, withdrew due to a back injury. Del Potro is seeking his third title of the season following victories in Rotterdam and Washington.
Leander Paes and Daniele Bracciali beat Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in the quarters in Thailand Open, while, Somdev Devvarman and partner Rik de Voest beat Nenan Zimonjic and Julien Benneteau in Kuala Lumpur.
Martina Hingis' husband Thibault Hutin is in the process of filing a police complaint following an incident at the couple's apartment in the village of Feusisberg.
Maria Sharapova's only match since a second-round defeat at Wimbledon in late June was a loss in her opening match in last week's WTA event at Cincinnati to American Sloane Stephens.
In the entire 2012 season post rehabilitation from shoulder injury, Somdev Devvarman could win just two matches out of nine he played. In the process, his ranking plummeted to 664.
India's Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin lost 5-7 2-6 to the Spanish second seeds in the semifinals of the USD 3,079,555 hard court tournament.
A Djokovic-Nadal semifinal would normally be the feature act, but for success-starved home fans, it will be the clash of Canadian compatriots Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospisil that will take most attention.