Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Vesnina-Makarova doubles up for title

Vesnina-Makarova doubles up for title

"I'm really pleased I contacted Jamie before Wimbledon".

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.

That was followed by the women's doubles final, which Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won 6-0, 6-0 over Chan Hao-ching and Monica Niculescu. "The year I won the French Open, I said my focus was to win here".

The 31-year-old also won the Australian and US Open men's doubles titles in 2016. Kubot and Melo blew two consecutive match points in the 12th game of the fifth set before clinching a deciding break in the 24th game to take the win.

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The JD-U, however, demanded that Tejashwi should come out "clean". There is no question at all of ending it", he said. Tejashwi named in a corruption case by the CBI.

"Actually, it was our goal for all the time that we were playing".

Following the men's doubles title match that ran for a gruelling four hours and 40 minutes, it was quickfire fare in the last final of the day.

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.

This victory was the first for Russian tennis players at Wimbledon, while Vesnina made her way to the Wimbledon final in pairs for the third time in her career, Makarova did it for the second, reports Tass news agency.

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