Ekaterina Makarova, Elena Vesnina in Wimbledon women's doubles title rout

Makarova and Vesnina won their first Wimbledon women's doubles title with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Ching Chan and Niculescu.

Published: 16th July 2017 10:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2017 10:00 AM   |  A+A-

Elena Vesnina of Russia, right and her compatriot Ekaterina Makarova, hold up 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. | AP

By AFP

LONDON: 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, playing just their second event together, was only the second time a women's doubles final at Wimbledon had been decided by a double-bagel scoreline.

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