Wimbledon - Women's Doubles: Dominant Makarova/Vesnina win the title

Ruben Hill
July 16, 2017

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

Those that hung around to watch the women were not delayed long as the second seeds thrashed their Chinese Taipei/Romanian opponents inside an hour to record their third grand slam crown.

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

The last 20 minutes of the men's final was played under a closed roof because of darkness.

Kubot and Melo had already spurned two match points at 6-5 in the final set but after re-emerging from the roof delay they won eight out of the next nine points to seal victory.

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. "We knew it was going to be something", Vesnina said.

While it is Vesnina and Makarova's maiden Wimbledon title, they are also the reigning women's doubles Olympic champions.

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

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