Published:  12:39 AM, 17 July 2017

Makarova, Vesnina win women's doubles title

Makarova, Vesnina win women's doubles title Russia's Elena Vesnina (R) and Ekaterina Makarova (L) hold up their champion-trophies at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon July 15. -AFP

Olympic champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Wimbledon women's doubles title on Saturday 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.

-AFP, London


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