Kubot, Melo win Wimbledon men's doubles title

Ruben Hill
July 17, 2017

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

The whitewash was the first in the women's doubles final in 64 years.

For Muguruza, it was her second Grand Slam title.

They had to finish play by 11pm, when Wimbledon is bound by local regulations to stop play, and were all done by 10.22pm.

Williams had been trying to win her sixth Wimbledon title.

The match being played at the Centre Court was suspended at 11-11 and then resumed with the roof being closed.

Kubot 35, and Melo 33 were broken in the 11th game of their match by Austrian Marach and Croatian Pavic and lost the first set before bouncing back to claim the next two sets.

Kubot also becomes a two-time grand slam champion after he won the Australian Open doubles title in 2014.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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