Petra Kvitova captures her second Wimbledon title

By Ian Sacks,

It took Petra Kvitova 55 minutes to defeat Eugenie Bouchard in the Wimbledon final on Saturday. Kvitova won the final seven games, taking the match 6-3, 6-0.

Kvitova, who also won Wimbledon in 2011, improves to 26-5 at the tournament, which yields a .839 winning percentage. In the other three major tournaments, she has won two-thirds of her matches and has a .681 winning percentage at all other events. The speed of Kvitova’s serve varied considerably throughout the match, ranging from 85 miles per hour to all the way to 113.

"I know this is the best tournament for me," Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, said, reported by The Associated Press. "I mean, (a) few shots was really incredible, and I really couldn't believe that I made it, actually. I said, 'Oh, my God, this is good!'"

Despite being dominated by Kvitova, Bouchard played well in the match and recorded only four unforced errors.
She kept the first set relatively close, winning the eighth game to make it 5-3 but failed to win another game all match.

Bouchard, 20 years old, was looking to become the second player born in the 1990s to win major singles title; Kvitova (24) remains the only player with that feat. Bouchard is the first Canadian-born tennis player (male or female) to advance to a major final.

“I feel like it’s a step in the right direction,” Bouchard said after the match, according to The New York Times. “I don’t know if I deserve all your love today, but I certainly appreciate it.”

Bouchard is expected to move up to No. 7 in the world when the new rankings get released on Monday. Kvitova will claim the No. 4 spot.

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