Wimbledon 2017: Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina serve up double-bagel to win women's doubles title

London: Olympic champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won the Wimbledon women's doubles title for the first time on Saturday with a crushing 6-0 6-0 victory over the pairing of Taiwan's Hao-Ching Chan and Romanian Monica Niculescu.

Elena Vesnina of Russia, right and her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova, kiss their winners trophies after they defeated Romania's Monica Niculescu, and Taiwan's Hao-Ching Chan to win the Women's Doubles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Elena Vesnina (R) and Ekaterina Makarova (L) kiss their winners trophies after they defeated Monica Niculescu and Hao-Ching Chan to win the women's doubles final at Wimbledon. AP

The second-seeded Russian pair have now won three of the grand slam events in doubles following their triumph at the French Open in 2013 and the US Open a year later.

The final lasted 54 minutes and the Russians, runners-up at the All England Club in 2015, had to save just two break points in the entire match against the pairing playing in their first season together.

The top-seeded duo of American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Czech Lucie Safarova had to withdraw before the second round after Mattek-Sands suffered a severe injury in a singles match.


Published Date: Jul 16, 2017 03:59 pm | Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 03:59 pm

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