Kvitova Bagels Bouchard for 2nd Wimbledon Title
by Staff | July 5th, 2014, 11:55 am
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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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9 Comments for Kvitova Bagels Bouchard for 2nd Wimbledon Title

Andrea Says:

Wow. Great match from kvitova. Haven’t watched it yet, but sounds like genie was simply outgunned.

I hope kvitova can keep up her play in tournaments to come. She probably will have more confidence now. Congrats to her for a definitive win.

As gar as genie goes, she’ll be a future GS winner so I’m not that worried. She’s been getting increasingly better and the sky is the limit.


Jo Says:

Many times Ive seen Genie struggled against Maria S power shots. Bouchard has to learn a lot from Hingis in how to neutralize power shots. Weak tiny Hingis is the only in her time in how to beat Serena & Venus.


Michael Says:

It was just mayhem on court. It would be apt to say that Kivotva butchered Bouchard.


Colin Says:

Jo – but could Hingis beat both the Williams sisters in the same tournament? I seem to remember her saying something like “You knock yourself out beating one of them, and then there’s the other waiting for you in the next round!”

Still, there’s only one Kvitova, though Bouchard must feel that’s quite enough.

To judge by the various online message boards, Bouchard is the heir to Sharapova’s title of Beautiful Blonde, so I’m going to be a wet blanket again and say I don’t rate the Canadian’s looks very high. She’s good looking, with more regular features than Maria, but to me she’s bland and cosy, without much on-court
personality.

Maria has personality, even if it’s mostly irritating, but Bouchard has none (until she talks, when she comes over as annoyingly self-absorbed – rather like the aforesaid Hingis, come to think of it).

As for the charming and unaffected Kvitova, I do hope this win is a watershed, and that she will play to her best standard in New York.


Hippy Chic Says:

Colin lol maybe its a blonde thing,you seem to prefer brunettes?


SG1 Says:

Genie has nothing to hang her head about. Kvitova, like Na at the AO and Sharapova at the Fo, was better. Much better in fact. She’s the first ever Canadian to make it to a slam final and there are many Canadians (including myself) who are damn proud of what she accomplished. Her day will come.


SG1 Says:

Kvitova gave Genie a dose of devastating, “IN THE ZONE” power tennis rarely seen in a final. This isn’t a Genie-failure. Kvitova deserves all the credit for this win. She was simply awesome.


jane Says:

SG1 and how about Popsicle!? And Sock? In the end we had
2 semifinalists (Raonic, Nestor in mixed dubs)
1 finalist (Genie)
1 champion (Vasek in men’s dubs)
Not too shabby indeed. Hopefully kids are hitting the courts, inspired.


SG1 Says:

Jane,

Looking forward to watching Davis and Fed Cup in the coming years. Pospisil, Raonic, Bouchard and undoubtedly a bunch of kids who now have some excellent players to look up to. I think Canadian tennis will be in good shape for the foreseeable future.

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