MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On the grass courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the Wimbledon tournament ended. CSKA athletes Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova took second place in the women’s doubles.
Olympic champion in doubles, winner of three Grand Slam doubles and one tournament in mixed doubles, winner of the 2016 WTA Final Tournament in doubles, winner of 22 WTA tournaments (three of them in singles), two-time Fed Cup winner (2007 and 2008) as part of the Russian national team, two-time Universiade winner (doubles and mixed doubles) Elena Vesnina and Wuhan Open winner in doubles, Universiade bronze medalist in mixed doubles Veronika Kudermetova became the second in the Wimbledon final in doubles.
In the decisive match, they lost to Xi Suwei from Taiwan and Belgian Eliza Mertens with a score of 6: 3, 5: 7, 7: 9. The meeting lasted 2 hours and 30 minutes.
“Sport is cruel, unpredictable, but that is also why it is beautiful. It hurts a lot now, but looking back, I understand that incredibly difficult work was done before this final, in places unreal and fantastic. We did our best, there is emptiness inside. But we still move on, because the road will be mastered by the one walking … Thanks to everyone, and especially to my partner and our team, ”Elena Vesnina wrote on her Instagram account.
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