Tennis: Quick-fire Kvitova crushes Bouchard to win Wimbledon title
Published on Jul 5, 2014 10:25 PM
LONDON (AFP) - Petra Kvitova stormed to her second Wimbledon tennis title in the shortest women's final at the All England Club since 1983, as the Czech sixth seed crushed Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday.
Kvitova, who first won Wimbledon in 2011, took just 55 minutes to end her three-year wait for a second Grand Slam crown, leaving shell-shocked world No. 13 Bouchard helpless to repel a brutal barrage of 28 winners and four aces on Centre Court.
Playing in her first Grand Slam final since her maiden triumph at Wimbledon, the 24-year-old Kvitova produced a brilliant display of power-hitting to secure the 12th career title.