Czech Petra Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title by rapidly erasing Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in today’s final, demonstrating focus, big serve and strong forehand. There was no stopping her. The 20-year-old Bouchard wasn’t intimidated by playing a Grand Slam final for the first time, but her game had no answer to Kvitova’s power free of errors.
Displaying some huge hitting, Kvitova recorded the first break of the match to go 2-1 up and four games later she repeated the feat, clearly suggesting Bouchard’s destiny in the encounter. Even though the 13th-seeded Bouchard broke back in the eighth game, it was pretty much evident that the set would be Kvitova’s and the sixth-seeded Czech took her opponent’s serve right away to finish the set in just 32 minutes.
Kvitova gained even more momentum in the second set and there was nothing Bouchard could do to avoid the fate that the big-hitting Kvitova imposed on her. After breaking Bouchard for the second time in the second set to lead 4-0, Kvitova held to love and raced through the following game, winning the grasscourt Grand Slam on her first match point. Final score: 6-3 6-0.
Prior to Bouchard, Kvitova’s 2014 Wimbledon victims included: Andrea Hlavackova in the first round, Mona Barthel in the second, seed No.30 Venus Williams in the third, Peng Shuai in the fourth, Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the quarterfinals and seed No.23 Lucie Safarova in the semis. (photo: Jimmie48)