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Makarova & Vesnina claim Wimbledon doubles title

Makarova & Vesnina claim Wimbledon doubles title

It was Makarova and Vesnina's third Grand Slam title together. In the women's singles, Spain's Garbine Muguruza celebrated a famous victory over five-time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams, 37.

Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao-ching (詹皓晴) and her teammate Monica Niculescu lost to Olympic Champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina at Wimbledon ladies' doubles final, 6-0, 6-0.

The deciding set alone lasted an hour and 43 minutes, with a 10-minute break at 11-11 while the roof was closed finally prompting a breakthrough.

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"When we stopped, we know we have to be strong at this moment", Melo said.

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

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.

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

By the end, the contest was just 21 minutes short of the longest ever men's doubles final at Wimbledon - the 1992 title match won by John McEnroe and Michael Stich.

The second-seeded duo have now won three Grand Slam events in doubles following their wins at the 2013 French Open and 2014 US Open.

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