BAGELS FOR BREAKFAST:Chan and Niculescu lost the women’s doubles in one of the shortest Wimbledon games ever, with Makarova and Vesnina winning in 55 minutes
Date: Jul 17, 2017
By: AP, LONDON
First there was one of the longest doubles finals in Wimbledon history. And then there
was one of the shortest.
The men’s final was the first match on Centre Court following the women’s singles championship on Saturday. Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 13-11 in a match that lasted four hours, 40 minutes — only 21 minutes shorter than the longest men’s doubles final in history.
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 last 20 minutes of the men’s final was played under a closed roof because of darkness. The entire women’s match was played indoors on the Centre Court grass.