July 15, 2017 / 1:22 PM / 11 days ago

Tennis-Highlights of Wimbledon Day 12

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LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) - Highlights from day 12 of the Wimbledon championships on Saturday (all times GMT):

2000 Kubot/Melo Win Men's Doubles Title

- Fourth seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Brazilian Marcelo Melo beat Croatian Mate Pavic and Austria's Oliver Marach 5-7 7-5 7-6(2) 3-6 13-11 in an epic battle lasting four hours and 39 minutes to win the men's doubles final.

1445 Venus's Message for Serena

- "I miss you. I tried my best to do the same things you do, but I think that there will be other opportunities, I do." -- Venus Williams in a message to sister Serena, who missed out on defending her Wimbledon title as she is awaiting the birth of her first child.

1435 Muguruza Speaks After Winning Title

- "I grew up watching (Venus) play, so it's incredible to play the final (against her)... Two years ago I lost to Serena in the final and she told me one day I'd win." -- Spain's Garbine Muguruza after beating American Venus Williams.

1428 Muguruza Crowned Wimbledon Champion

- Spain's Muguruza beat Williams 7-5 6-0 to win her first Wimbledon title on Saturday and her second grand slam title.

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1300 Women's Finalists Out on Centre Court

- Williams and Muguruza are out on Centre Court for the women's singles final.

- The roof is closed owning to the soggy conditions at SW19, where play on the outside courts has been suspended. (Compiled by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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