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By Chris Oddo | Sunday July 16, 2017

For the first time since 1953, the ladies Doubles final at Wimbledon has ended in a dreaded double bagel. Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina claimed their first Wimbledon and third major doubles title with a 6-0, 6-0 shellacking of Monica Niculescu and Chan Hao-Ching late Saturday evening, after the marathon Men’s Doubles final had been completed.

Vesnina and Makarova, who lost the Wimbledon doubles final match in 2015 to Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza, had their sights set on this title for a long time.

“We had that close final two years ago, lost from 7-5 in the third,” Vesnina said. “We had it in our minds that we didn't finish something here. We need to finish it in the right way.”

The pair have now won three of the four major title and lack only an Australian Ladies Singles double title as a team.

 

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