Taiwanese tennis player Chan Hao Ching and her teammate Monica Niculescu lost to Olympic Champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina at Wimbledon
18 July, 2017, 09:55
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 roof was closed for the women's final earlier in the day because of rain, but it was open at the start of the men's doubles match. "After they closed the roof it was flawless for us, especially to break him love-40". I did all the preparations to play the best here.
With this win, Melo will return to the No.1 ranking in men's doubles on Monday.
For both Melo and Kubot, it is their second Grand Slam title.
Kubot also becomes a two-time grand slam champion after he won the Australian Open doubles title in 2014. "I reached the final once before (with Ivan Dodig, losing to the Bryan brothers in 2013), but now I want to win, and I can do it", Melo told Wimbledon website.
Russia's Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina clinched the women's doubles title at Wimbledon in ruthless fashion, hammering Chan Hao-ching and Monica Niculescu 6-0 6-0. We knew that it's going to be five sets.
It soon became clear that would not be the scenario playing out however, as Russians Makarova and Vesnina tore through the first set.