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Kvitova wins second Wimbledon title

Czech Petra Kvitoa thrashes Canada's Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to lift the trophy for a second time.

Last updated: 05 Jul 2014 14:49
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It took Kvitova less than an hour to wrap up the victory [Reuters]

Petra Kvitova produced a majestic performance to end Eugenie Bouchard's hopes of becoming the first Canadian to win a grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 win in the Wimbledon final.

Wimbledon final stats
   Kvitova   Bouchard 
1st serve % 68 61
Aces 4 1
Double faults 3 2
Unforced errors 12 4
Winners 28 8
Break point conversion  6/13 1/1
Total points won 61 37

The Czech captured her second title at the All England Club having also lifted the Rosewater Dish in 2011.

Much had been made of Bouchard's raw power and determination to triumph in what she calls the "Temple of Tennis" but the 20-year-old was unable to cope with sixth seed Kvitova's more varied attacking style.

Bouchard was watched from the Royal Box by the British princess she had been named after but the occasion of playing in her first major final appeared to overwhelm the 13th-seed.

Kvitova hit rip-roaring winners left, right and centre to win the most one-sided final since Steffi Graf also dropped only three games against Monica Seles in 1992.

The crowd tried to lift Bouchard's sagging spirits with cries of "Come on Genie" but left-hander Kvitova simply went into overdrive in the second, winning it in 22 blistering minutes, and ended her victim's ordeal with a sizzling backhand crosscourt winner.

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