Russians claim women's doubles

Updated: June 9, 2013, 1:51 PM ET
Associated Press

PARIS -- Fourth-seeded Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia won their first Grand Slam title together by defeating defending champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 7-5, 6-2 in the women's doubles final of the French Open on Sunday.

It was the first major title for Vesnina but the second for Makarova, who won the mixed doubles with Bruno Soares at the U.S. Open last year.

The top-seeded Errani and Vinci were bidding to win a third straight Grand ...

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