June 23, 2017

Petra Kvitova Routs Eugenie Bouchard to win Second Wimbledon Crown

(July 5, 2014) Sixth seed Petra Kvitova put on a clinic to beat 13th seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in 55 minutes to win her second Wimbledon title.
Kvitova, from the Czech Republic, hit 28 winners and won 82% of the points on her first serve to claim the victory.

Kvitova was aggressive throughout the match, blasting returns, serving hard and was 9 of 10 at the net against the 20-year-old Canadian.

“Definitely was one of the best matches what I played,” said the 24-year-old.

“I knew that I could play well on the grass, but I really played so well today.  I exactly know what I have to play to beat her.

“I just did really everything what I could in the moment.  I was very focused for every point.  I knew that I have to go forward for every shot what I’m playing to push her.”

“For sure, she was on,” Bouchard said. “She has weapons.  We know that when she’s on, she’s very tough to beat.  Especially on this surface.  She’s been in the final before, all these things.

“You know, I just have to give her credit.  You know, she deserved to win today.”

Kvitova won the final seven games to close out the match.

It was Bouchard’s first major final. Kvitova won Wimbledon in 2011. She is 26-5 at the All England Club.

Kvitova, with the win on Saturday remains the only player born in the 1990s to win a major singles title. The Czech will move up to No. 4 when the rankings are released on Monday.