Russian pair enjoy Wimbledon final whitewash

Russian pair enjoy Wimbledon final whitewash

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

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

Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Brazil's Marcelo Melo won the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday after beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7 7-5 7-6 (2) 3-6 13-11 in an epic test of endurance. Makarova and Vesnina triumphed for the third time at Grand Slam level, after 2013 Roland Garros and 2014 US Open, which means at next year's Australian Open they will bid to achieve Career Grand Slam.

The final lasting 54 minutes saw the Russians having to save two break points against a pair playing together for the first time this season. The final lasted a marathon 4 hours 41 minutes and was only the fourth Wimbledon men's doubles final to go to five sets in the last 20 years.

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