Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina take Wimbledon title in style

Pauline Gross
July 18, 2017

Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 13-11 to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title.

Following the men's doubles title match that ran for a gruelling four hours and 40 minutes, it was quickfire fare in the last final of the day. They had to overcome stiff resistance from Renata Voracova form the Czech Republic and Japan's Makoto Ninomiya in a marathon three-hour battle.

Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) and her Romanian partner Monica Niculescu were overwhelmed in the women's doubles final at Wimbledon on Saturday by their rivals Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russian Federation.

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The match saw seven points won from the eight played after the match resumed following a 10-minute suspension to allow the Centre Court roof to close after drizzle, as Melo and Kubot bagged their first Grand Slam title as a pair.

It soon became clear that would not be the scenario playing out however, as Russians Makarova and Vesnina tore through the first set.

It was a dominant women's doubles final at Wimbledon.

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