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Tennis: Quick-fire Kvitova crushes Bouchard to win Wimbledon title

Published on Jul 5, 2014 10:25 PM
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates after winning the women's singles final match against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard on day twelve of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 5, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP 

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.