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Makarova, Vesnina in Wimbledon women's doubles title rout

© AFP | Russia's Elena Vesnina (L) and Russia's Ekaterina Makarova (R) celebrate winning against Taiwan's Chan Hao-Ching and Romania's Monica Niculescu during the women's doubles final on the twelfth day of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships July 15, 2017

LONDON (AFP) - 

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.

© 2017 AFP