Tennis: Russian duo Makarova, Vesnina tops Hingis, Bacsinszky to win gold

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Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova are now Olympic gold medalists.

The Russian pairing beat Swiss duo Timea Bacsinszky and Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-4 to claim women’s doubles gold in Rio on Sunday.

Makarova, 28, is the world’s 30th ranked singles player. Vesnina, 30, is 24th.

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Makarova and Vesnina won every match they played 2-0, from preliminaries through the final.

The Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova beat countrywomen Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka to claim bronze.