Kvitova crushes Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Petra Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title on Saturday as she crushed Canadian Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0.

Staff Reporter
5 July 2014, 4:39pm
Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic holds the championship trophy following her victory over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the women's singles final of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain. Photo EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic holds the championship trophy following her victory over Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in the women's singles final of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain. Photo EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
The Czech was unstoppable in 55 minutes as she hammered home the win to back up her All England Club title from 2011.

"This was a tough match, but I was mentally strong. I've already played a final here but you never know what can happen," said the winner.

"I had good tactics from my coach. I wanted to be here again with the trophy.

"I can't say this Wimbledon title is more special than my first, but after three years, to get it again is absolutely amazing."

The 20-year-old Bouchard, who had not dropped a set coming in, will take over the number seven WTA ranking, the highest for any Canadian. Kvitova will move to fourth in the world after her victory.

Bouchard, the junior Wimbledon winner from two years ago, was run down by Kvitova, who could not put a foot wrong in the rout. She fired 28 winners and broke on six of 13 chances in the one-way affair.

Watching from the Royal Box were retired 2013 winner Marion Bartoli and Britain's Princess Eugenie, after whom Bouchard was named.

"It was really tough for me today," said Bouchard, who lost with only four unforced errors.

"I'm proud of how I played this event. I love coming back to Wimbledon.

"This is a step in the right direction for me. I don't know if I deserve all the love but I really appreciate it. Petra deserves the win, she played fantastic these two weeks."

Sixth seed Kvitova, her right thigh heavily strapped, had taken immediate control of the match as she beat Bouchard for the second time in as many meetings.