Russian Tennis Players Vesnina, Makarova Win Career First Wimbledon Double

Doug Mendoza
July 16, 2017

Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina clinched the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in ruthless fashion, hammering Chan Hao-ching and Monica Niculescu 6-0 6-0.

The men's final was the first match on Centre Court following the women's singles championship Saturday.

With the win, Melo will return to the No. 1 ranking in men's doubles.

The No.2 seeded Russian pair produced a dominant performance, needing only 55 minutes to secure victory in one of the most prestigious Grand Slam events, giving their less experienced opponents from Taiwan and Romania no chance for a comeback.

With the first point occurring at 9:28 p.m. local time, the match lasted less than an hour after Makarova and Vesnina navigated through several tense early games. "Martina Navratilova told us, 'Do you know you girls have to finish till 11?'"

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It was Makarova and Vesnina's third Grand Slam title together.

"After the first set, I looked at the clock".

The win puts the Olympic champions one major title away from the Career Slam, with the Australian Open the only one missing from their resumé after a win at the 2013 French Open and another at the 2014 US Open.

The 23-year-old Spaniard upset the American veteran in straight sets, 7-5, 6-0.

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