Petra Kvitova produced a stunning display of hard-hitting tennis to defeat Eugenie Bouchard and win her second Wimbledon title. The Czech fired 28 winners in a crushing 6-3 6-0 victory that took just 55 minutes. It was a chastening experience for Bouchard in her first grand slam final, the 20-year-old Canadian simply unable to do anything to counter the brilliance of her opponent.
Princess Eugenie, whom Bouchard was named after, watched from the Royal Box but the queen of Centre Court in 2014 was undoubtedly Kvitova. It looked like the roof would stay closed because of the threat of showers but, shortly before the match, the decision was made to open it and the two players took to Centre Court under cloudy skies.
Sixth seed Kvitova was back in a grand slam final for the first time since winning Wimbledon three years ago, finally ready to live up to the expectation that was placed on her shoulders. The 24-year-old left-hander had flown a little under the radar during the fortnight, although her third-round clash with Venus Williams was one of the best matches of the tournament.
Most of the attention had understandably been on Bouchard. The Canadian’s swift rise has really caught the imagination – from junior champion two years ago to Wimbledon finalist and top-10 player.
But it was clear from the start she had her work cut out as Kvitova’s powerful forehand began to do its work.
The Czech was all over the Bouchard serve in the third game to take the first break and then withstood pressure to hold her serve… see more
source: Dailymail UK