Vesnina and Makarova win in nomination “Golden Duo” (Russian – «Золотой дуэт») in the Russian Cup Prize.
On November 20, the XXIV ceremony of the Russian national tennis prize Russian Cup took place in Moscow.
In the nomination “Golden Duo”, the winners were Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova, reports Daniil Salnikov, the reporter of Championat portal. This season, the 2016 Olympic champions won their third Grand Slam title together adding the triumph at the Wimbledon to their victories at the 2013 Roland Garros and 2014 US Open. Thus, Ekaterina and Elena lack only the Australian Open title to achieve the Career Grand Slam.
In the world doubles ranking, Vesnina and Makarova are number three.
E.M.: Good evening everybody, I’m very sorry that I cannot be with you tonight. I’ve already left to the US. But I would like to thank you for this nomination. We are very happy to have been nominated and to win. Therefore, first of all, I would like to thank Evgeniya Manyukova because you did so much for us, and especially for me. You taught us to play in doubles, that’s why this would be impossible without you.
Thank you so much! I would also like to thank Lena, because it’s been five years since we play together, This is not that easy but we overcome difficulties and we are doing great. And of course, I would like to thank my team: Anatoliy Glebov, Husan, all people who help me, my friends and family who always support me. Thank you so much! And “hi” to all the audience. Hugs and kisses, have a great night! Bye-bye!