Chan, Niculescu defeated in London

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

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 17, 2017

First there was one of the longest doubles finals in Wimbledon history. And then there

Romania’s Monica Niculescu, left, and Taiwan’s Chan Hao-Ching track back on Saturday to try to return against Russia’s Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina during the women’s doubles final at the 2017 Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Photo: AFP

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.

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