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)
wow I think we witnessed a storm even before it started raining at wimbledon. Unbelievable match from petra.When she’s on , she is really ON and no one can stop her . Good to see her staying focused. I’m just glad I’m not part of genie’s army other wise that match would’ve crushed my heart. I’m sooo happy to see petra win another slam and hopefully she’ll reach her full potential now and dominates wta tour. + what’s with all the hate towards eugeine? Is it because she said she’s not friends with Laura anymore?
On an Off topic I think it’s time to revisit serena’s comment’s right here few years ago. Oh the irony!!!! She’s is still no.1 even though she didn’t reach at least quarterfinals at any of the slam this year yet!! But does she think she deserved it because she won miami and rome 😛 or does she think someone else deserve’s that ranking? It’d be interesting to know 😀 someone ask her that ques in press conference plzz 😀 Safina would be glad to hear serena answering that question
Sru, Kvitova was really on. I don’t know who could beat her in the final.
Haha good idea about Serena, it would be interesting to hear what she would answer to that question. Although, if she really is pregnant as rumors are suggesting, then she has other things to think about.
I was lucky enough to see the final.
After a few games the mood in Center Court was one of shock and awe. The crowd were extremely biased towards Eugenie Bouchard, so much so that we started clapping and cheering for Petra Kvitova – after all someone had too!
I always loved Kvitova since she out hit Sharapova a few years ago, but the way she showed up to this final completely in the zone was astonishing! Let’s hope she can stay as focused and live up to her potential at other slams in the future. As for Eugenie Bouchard, it’ll provide a useful lesson in how it’s one thing to reach a grand slam final and quite another to win the damn thing!
roGER, good description, Kvitova was really “in the zone”. Regarding what you said about Bouchard that it’s one thing to reach the final and the other to win a Grand Slam, well that’s true, but in this case she didn’t play bad at all, she made only 4 unforced errors actually, but Kvitova was superb and gave her no chance.
I don’t think she’s pregnant though she’d’n’t play if is she was. I think she may have caught some virus or has some personal problem ( i read somewhere that she broke up with her coach online after he said he hasn’t seen her her for 2 days ) If at all she’s really pregnant she must be very upset about it judging by her instagram pics
A worthy winner, for sure!