Makarova, Vesnina win US Open doubles title | Inquirer Sports

Makarova, Vesnina win US Open doubles title

/ 09:34 AM September 07, 2014
Elena Vesnina

Elena Vesnina, left, and Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, react after a point against Flavia Pennetta, of Italy, and Martina Hingis of Switzerland during the women’s doubles final of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in New York. AP

NEW YORK — Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won their second Grand Slam women’s doubles title, ending Martina Hingis’ run at the US Open.

The fourth-seeded Russians rallied after losing the first set and going down a break in the second to beat Hingis and Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday night.


Playing doubles in her latest comeback from retirement, the 33-year-old Hingis was in her first major final since the 2002 Australian Open. She has won nine Grand Slam doubles titles to go with her five major singles championships.

Makarova was routed by No. 1 Serena Williams 6-1, 6-3 on Friday in her first major singles semifinal. She and Vesnina beat the Williams sisters in the quarters in doubles.


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