Kubot-Melo, Makarova-Vesnina win doubles titles at Wimbledon

Kubot-Melo, Makarova-Vesnina win doubles titles at Wimbledon

Kubot-Melo, Makarova-Vesnina win doubles titles at Wimbledon

In 2015, Vesnina and Makarova lost the Wimbledon' double final to Swiss Martina Hingis and Indian Sania Mirza.

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.

The match had to be finished under the Centre Court floodlights with play suspended at 11-11 in the evening gloom for the roof to be closed.

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

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"We knew if we give them a little chance, the momentum can change".

For both Melo and Kubot, it is their second Grand Slam title.

With the win, Melo will return to the No. 1 ranking in men's doubles.

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The women's doubles final began at 9:30 p.m. and lasted 55 minutes.

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

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.

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.

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