Makarova, Vesnina register comprehensive victory at Wimbledon women's doubles final

16 July 2017, 11:41 AM
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia (file photo)
Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia (file photo)

Olympic champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Wimbledon women’s doubles title with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Hao-Ching Chan and Monica Niculescu.

In a 55-minute final, which followed a 4-hour 41-minute men’s doubles championship epic, the second-seeded Russians collected a third Slam doubles title as a team.  They also won the 2013 French Open and 2014 US Open women’s doubles crowns.

Saturday’s rout of their Taiwan-Romanian rivals, playing just their second event together, was only the second time a women’s doubles final at Wimbledon had been decided by a double-bagel scoreline. 

First Published: Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:36 AM
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