Petra Powers Past Bouchard

Petra Kvitova has produced a scintillating display of power tennis, rocketing to a 6-3 6-0 victory to claim her second Wimbledon title. Petra maintained an unplayable level from start to finish in what was one of the best performances in a Grand Slam final in recent years. The new world number 4 hit 28 winners to just 12 unforced errors.

Bouchard started the match off well enough with a comfortable service hold but soon found herself under extreme pressure. Kvitova would capture the first break of the match in the forth game after winning the rally of the match with a backhand cross-court winner. At 5-2 Petra was broken to 15 when serving for the first set, this would turn out to be the only slight stumble the Czech would make. Petra would break in the next game to take the set 6-3 in just 32 minutes. Genie struggled to get a read on Petra’s serve which was for the most part untroubled in the opening set. To the contrary, Petra was able to completely boss Genie’s second serve.

Petra put on a show in the second set, hitting 11 winners to just 3 unforced errors, completely overpowering and overwhelming her opponent. Eugenie didn’t play a bad game, the Canadian hit just 4 unforced errors whilst hitting 8 winners. Genie was unable to play her game, she simply wasn’t allowed to. The match was all about Petra, she was in total control from start to finish.

When Petra first won this title back in 2011 many tipped her to be the next big thing. Petra was unable to handle the spotlight and had a couple of poor years. This time it seems she is ready to take the next step and become the next world number 1 (with Serena and Li Na struggling and perhaps nearing the end). Petra is such a humble champion, hopefully there are many more titles to come for her.

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