Tennis. Doubles. The Russians beat the Swiss and take the gold

Теннис. Парный разряд. Россиянки обыгрывают швейцарок и берут золото

Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina

In the match for the gold, the Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in two sets has beaten Timea Bacsinszky and Martin Hingis.

Swiss Martina Hingis and failed to win a gold medal in the Olympic games. The only winner of three Grand slams in different grades participated in the Olympics-1996 in Atlanta, but after that never again, for various reasons, the Games did not participate. Martin made no secret that gold medal is for her the most important life goal and she will do everything in order to realize the dream.

Grief was for Martina’s statement of Belinda Bencic refusal to participate in the Games due to injury. The young Swiss was its main partner and as a replacement Hingis received a Timea Bacsinszky, which, however, of cereals not spoiled.

The Russians are a sharp pair in women’s doubles tennis and have been playing together for more than three years. In their two victories on TBS and for today’s match they were the favorites.

Their advantage wasn’t too explicit, but it existed. This resulted in two breaks, each of which fit into different sets. The Swiss fought with maximum effort, but the Russian pair played surprisingly confident on his serve, never allowing Hingis and Bachinski realize none of the six break points that they had. Swiss, in turn, got two more opportunities and both of them implemented.

Martina Hingis/Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland, 5) – Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina (Russia, 7) – 4:6, 4:6

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