Petra Kvitova (CZE) won the Wimbledon Championship today in a speedy 55 minute match against Eugenie Bouchard (CAN). The final score was 6-3, 6-0, demonstrating Kvitova’s no-nonsense style of play.
While Bouchard brought her A-game to the final, Kvitova just seemed to be playing in a class of her own. She chased down her opponent’s sharp angles and attacking shots, and converted them into powerhouse winners. In the end she was far too good for the 20-year-old.
Kvitova won Wimbledon for the first time in 2011 beating Serena Williams. After that victory she has struggled to impose herself on the circuit, but has proved herself a champion today. It was also great to see the tennis legend, and fellow Czech, Martina Navratilova in the audience cheering her on.
While Bouchard was clearly upset with the straight sets defeat, she is definitely a player to watch, this being only her sixth major tournament.
Watching the final of Wimbledon is always an emotional experience, and every year me and my Mum tear up a bit when the winner clambers up to hug their family. We weren’t the only ones either – Kvitova’s father and coach were struggling to dry their eyes.
Wimbledon is an incredible tournament, and a brilliant event for showcasing women’s sport. It was incredible to watch Kvitova play such a perfect game today, but I would have loved to have seen (at least) one more set. While 5 set matches in the women’s game are a long way off, Kvitova’s Wimbledon dreams certainly aren’t. Congratulations to her, and I can’t wait until next year!