Czech Petra Kvitova won her second Wimbledon title on Saturday, rolling over Grand Slam final neophyte Genie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in under an hour.
“I had great tactics from my coach before the match — he always knows what I have to play,” Kvitova said. “But Eugenie had such a great tournament these two weeks, and I’m sure she’ll be here to stay.”
Bouchard had not lost a set leading to the final, but was no match for the power of an on-point Kvitova off the ground. The Canadian had upset No. 9 seed Angelique Kerber and No. 3 seed Simona Halep en route to the final.
“First of all I’d like to congratulate Petra,” Bouchard said. “She played fantastic these two weeks and it was really tough for me today, but I’m proud of how I’ve played this whole tournament. I love coming back to Wimbledon, so thank you guys.”
Bouchard made only four unforced errors in a defeat that was defined by Kvitova blasting 28 winners, wrapping up the title in a quick 55 minutes.
Bouchard departs the All England Club as the first Canadian male or female to reach a Grand Slam final, and the highest-ranked Canadian in WTA Rankings history at No. 7 following Wimbledon.
The former No. 2-ranked Kvitova rises from 6 to No. 4.
“I can’t say that it’s more special than when I won my first Wimbledon title, but after three years, to stand here with the trophy again is so amazing,” said a tearful Kvitova. “It’s my second title, so I hope now it’s going to be a little easier for me.”
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