|Petra Kvitova (CZE), 6||vs||Eugenie Bouchard (CAN), 13|
ScheduleWednesday, 16 July 2014 at 13:00 GMT / 14:00 UK / 18:30 IST
VenueCentre Court, Wimbledon
Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic), 6th on WTA ranking list, is playing against Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard (Canada) who is 13th on ATP ranking list, in the final match of Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship.
Eugenie Bouchard is truly making big steps in her career and proving that she has the
potential to be at the top of the WTA ranking list. She played excellently against Simona Halep from Romania (who is currently occupying the third place on the WTA ranking list) and won by 2:0(7:6(5), 6:2). This 20-year-old tennis player has won the Wimbledon Junior Championship in 2012. And yet she is having a great run this year, after 2 Grand Slam semi finals she will play in the final match of the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship. She has probably even surprised herself by making it to her 3rd in a row Grand Slam semi final this year. She started this championship by beating Hantuchova 2:0, and after that she won against Soler-Espinosa with the same result. Petkovic and Cornet couldn’t manage to stop Eugenie’s run, and neither did Kerber. Bouchard won all matches without losing a set, including this semi final match against Simona Halep and that’s a remarkable feat for this newborn tennis star.
On the other side, Petra Kvitova lost only one set on this tournament and it was against Venus Williams. She won against her compatriot Lucie Safarova, and the win was expected, since Safarova has never won against Petra Kvitova. Kvitova won by 2:0 (7:6(6), 6:1)- Safarova fought bravely but she didn’t manage to come out as a winner. The duel lasted for 78 minutes, and after this win, her score on Grand Slam tournaments is 55-8, and 22-1 on Wimbledon tournaments. Kvitova is looking to win the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship for the 2nd time since she won in 2011 in the final match against Maria Sharapova by 2:0 (6:3, 6:4). That was her first and so far her only Grand Slam title and she is sure to fight like a lioness to win another.
Petra Kvitova and Eugenie “Genie” Bouchard played only one duel, which Kvitova won pretty easily by 2:0 (6:3, 6:2). That match was played last year on the WTA Toronto tournament and it was on the hard court.
This is going to be riveting match, since both of these excellent tennis players are highly motivated to win, especially Bouchard who has never played in Grand Slam finals. Kvitova is more experienced, but the passion for the win will likely be the key element in deciding the outcome of this match.