Bouchard has spent a little longer on court at 8hr 52 mins but is yet to drop a set. Bouchard: "I'm looking forward to having my toughest match at Wimbledon yet. Bouchard 2-6, 0-3 Kvitova* The crowd rally behind Bouchard as she drills a service return which lands flush on the baseline. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. The second set saw Kvitová lose only three points on serve as she bagelled Bouchard 6–0. "Bouchard is playing a very solid game. You can read it many, many times, but you never know how it feels. That's the set after just 32 minutes. I didn't know before how it feels," Kvitova said.
", Eugenie Bouchard of Canada holds her runners-up trophy after being defeated by Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, July 5, 2014. The Czech leftie has openly admitted that she didn't particularly like the extra focus she received after winning Wimbledon three years ago. Kvitova heads into the crowd and up to her corner. So much so that if you weren't in a Wimbledon bubble or hadn't been in the country for the semi-finals on Thursday, you might not actually be aware who Eugenie Bouchard faces in today's final (it's Petra Kvitova by the way if the headline to this blog hadn't given it away). But she saved her most impressive performance. That victory made the Czech the first player to be born in the 1990s to win a major - in both the women's and men's singles - although Bouchard aims to become the second with victory today. Eugenie Bouchard has become the first Canadian women's singles tennis player to make a Grand Slam final after defeating Romania's Simona Halep at Wimbledon on Thursday. Kvitova then throws a sloppy forehand error in which allows Bouchard to hang around in the game but two straight points later, the second an ace down the middle extends her advantage. Petra Kvitova will attempt to win the women's singles at Wimbledon for the second time when she meets Eugenie Bouchard in Saturday's final. If you have the advantage and win the point, you win the game.
1 Ana Ivanovic in straight sets before she was eliminated in the third round by Carla Suarez Navarro. Bouchar 15.30 Well it was short and sweet but what a performance from Kvitova who maintains a 100 per cent record in slam finals. See? Bouchard was broken in the third and seventh games to fall to a 5-2 deficit.
Defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan play in the men's doubles final - their first Grand Slam decider since winning the title at SW19 12 months ago. The best pictures from Wimbledon 2014 Day 6. But if you lose the point, it's back to Deuce, my sneakered friend. And she does it on the next, a fantastic service return to bring up three set points. 's Fraser River, B.C. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The success at Wimbledon comes after a breakthrough season last year. Video: Paul Newman and Chris Jones look ahead to the Wimbledon Women's Singles Final between Canadian Eugenie Bouchard and Croatian Petra Kvitova, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile.
(function(w,d,s,l,i))(window,document,'script','dataLayer','GTM-5F6P4WK');  2011 champion Petra Kvitová defeated Eugenie Bouchard in the final in straight sets, 6–3, 6–0 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships. The men's wheelchair doubles also get under way, with Britain's Gordon Reid and Tom Egberink of the Netherlands facing a tough semi-final against defending champions Shingo Kunieda from Japan and Frenchman Stephane Houdet.
The 2014 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament played on grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London in England. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Kvitova wraps it up when she fires a cracking backhand winner past a bewildered Bouchard. Eugenie Bouchard has become the first Canadian women's singles tennis player to reach a Grand Slam final after defeating Romania's Simona Halep at Wimbledon on Thursday. Why? However, she did defeat five-time champion Venus Williams in round three before beating fellow Czechs Barbora Zahlavova Strycova and Lucie Safarova in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.
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", Why is it that women's tennis always has to have a glamorous face to sell it's appeal? She tries to hit into the same area on the next, but drags the ball into the tramlines. Again?
It was the third Grand Slam tennis event of the year and was part of the ATP World Tour, the WTA Tour, the ITF Junior Tour and the NEC Tour. I didn't know before how it feels. The final lasted only 55 minutes, the fifth-shortest women's singles final in Wimbledon history in terms of time elapsed.
Bouchard* 1-2 Kvitova Bouchard can't get enough ooomph behind a second serve, and Kvitova leaps all over it, rushing to net and pushing a volley home to pull Bouchard back to 30-all. It only takes her to 15-all, but it's a start. But stick right here for build up and coverage of the women's final at Wimbledon, one that pits 20 year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard against a 'veteran' in 24 year-old and former champion Petra Kvitova.
KVITOVA BREAKS TO WIN FIRST SET. Kvitova will go from No 6 to No 4, win or lose in the final. Bouchard, the No. Eugenie Bouchard's historic run at Wimbledon is over, but she thinks she's just getting started. It is the youngest final since the 2008 French Open when Ana Ivanovic (20 years 214 days) defeated Dinara Safina (22 years 41 days). The Canadian sticks out her racket, more in hope as she doesn't have a chance of reaching it. Defending mixed doubles champions Daniel Nestor of Toronto and French partner Kristina Mladenovic will play a semifinal match against Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Hao-Ching Chan of Taiwan.
The second comes and goes but it's third time lucky as she jumps on a service return and forces Bouchard into the tramlines. It's hard to watch if you're a Bouchard fan but for the neutrals it's one helluva masterclass. Kvitova shanks the next first serve for game. "Tough loss today at Wimbledon, but you're an inspiration @geniebouchard & Canada couldn't be more proud of you," said Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a tweet. Finally, she finds a first serve and it's too good for Kvitova to get back.
We're only 19 minutes into this set and that's a ninth straight game for the sixth seed. The 24 year-old didn't put a foot wrong today and still is the only player to be born in the 1990s to win a major in both the women's and men's singles. Sharapova often says that “just because you’re in the same sport it doesn’t mean that you have to be friends with everyone”, and makes a point of spending as little time in the locker room as possible. Bouchard 2-6, 0-1 Kvitova* It's brutal stuff out there, Kvitova bulldozes her way to 40-0 and then wraps it up to love when Bouchard can't keep a first serve return in. It is only two years since Bouchard became the first Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam in singles when she clinched the 2012 Wimbledon girls' title.
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