Day 12 Wimbledon
Kvitova Wins Second Wimbledon Title; Dominates Bouchard 6-3 6-0 in Final
wimbledon.com: July 5 2014 by Ron Atkin - Petra Kvitova, the Czech left-hander who stands six feet tall, towered over the ladies’ singles final with an awesomely impressive display of power tennis that crushed Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 in just 55 minutes.
Kvitova, who did a similar demolition job on Maria Sharapova to win Wimbledon for the first time three years ago, put behind her what has often been a patchy career since that great day in 2011 to utterly outclass Bouchard and collect a reward of £1,760,000 and the Venus Rosewater Dish, symbol of the greatest prize in the women’s game.
The coronation of Canada’s princess of the courts will have to wait until another, happier occasion. Bouchard, who is only 20, had sailed through to the final without dropping a set but this was a day on which Kvitova had all the answers, not that Bouchard was posing many questions. Full article
Wimbledon Women's Singles Final Saturday July 5
6-Petra Kvitova beat 13-Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0
Errani, Vinci Completes Career Grand Slam; Def. Babos, Mladenovic in Doubles Final
wtatennis.com: July 5, 2014 - Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci completed their Grand Slam collection with a one-sided victory over Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic at Wimbledon on Saturday.
In their four years together, Errani and Vinci will have played few better matches, dominating from start to finish and completing a 6-1, 6-3 triumph after only 56 minutes.
"It's unbelievable. I mean, we have no words to tell you what this means for us," Errani said. "Of course, we were thinking about this. We were thinking about it all day, all through the morning. I think we played perfectly - it's very special."
Prior to this visit, the Italians had never been beyond the quarterfinals at the All-England Club, and they very nearly came unstuck early on in the fortnight, saving six match points in their second round win over Lyudmyla and Nadiia Kichenok. This scare only succeeded in galvanizing the No.2 seeds, who would drop only one more set. Full article