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Kvitova wins second Wimbledon title

English.news.cn   2014-07-05 22:51:28

LONDON, July 5 (Xinhua) -- Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic won her second women's singles title at Wimbledon as she beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets on Saturday.

The Czech, 24, reeled off the last seven games to overwhelm Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in just 55 minutes at the All England Club.

Kvitova is always a huge threat at Wimbledon - she has been to the quarterfinals or better here the last five years, including winning her first Grand Slam title here in 2011. But she was nearly out in Week 1 this year, just two points from losing to Venus Williams before scraping through, 5-7, 7-6(7-2), 7-5.

But scraping through that seemed to give her a new breath of life - she stormed through her next three rounds without losing a set.

Kvitova, a former No. 2, will rise from No. 6 to No. 4 on the rankings. "I had great tactics from my coach before the match - he always knows what I have to play," she said. "But Eugenie had such a great tournament these two weeks, and I'm sure she'll be here to stay."

"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," she said.

Bouchard played well - she had twice the winners to unforced errors, 8 to 4 - but Kvitova was crushing it, 28 winners to 12 unforced errors.

The 20-year-old Bouchard should be satisfied with her performance at Wimbledon by storming through to her first Grand Slam final without losing a set. But at last it was experience that triumphed over youth.

Despite the loss, Bouchard is projected to rise from No. 13 to No.7 on the WTA rankings and will pass former world No. 8 Carling Bassett-Seguso to become Canada's highest-ranked player in WTA history. 

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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