Live Commentary: Petra Kvitova vs. Eugenie Bouchard - as it happened

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic pose for a picture before the Ladies' Singles final match on July 5, 2014
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Relive Sports Mole's live commentary of the 2014 ladies' Wimbledon final as Petra Kvitova beats Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-0 after just 57 minutes of tennis.

The 2014 Ladies' Wimbledon final pitted 2011 winner Petra Kvitova against the 20-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard.

Kvitova, won Wimbledon as a 21-year-old three years ago, claimed the first set 6-3 following three breaks of serve.

The Czech then stormed through the second set 6-0 to win the 2014 crown in less than one hour of tennis.

Read how it all unfolded in Sports Mole's game-by-game live commentary of the action below.


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1.43pmAfternoon all! Where did this year's Wimbledon go?! It has simply flown past. The men's final will take place tomorrow, but today is all about Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard, who clash in the ladies' final. Kvitova will hope to add a second Wimbledon title to her name, but the up-and-coming Bouchard will certainly provide a tough test in London.

1.46pmAs mentioned, Kvitova has just one Grand Slam to her name, but that arrived in this particular competition in 2011. She has also dropped just one set on her way to the final – hitting an incredible 38 aces in this year's competition. Kvitova had had a fairly straight-forward route to the final, but is arguably playing her best tennis for some time.

1.49pmKvitova, who is currently ranked six in the world, overcame Andrea Hlavackova in the first round at Wimbledon, before beating Mona Barthel in the second. Next came a clash with Venus Williams and Kvitova advanced in three sets. Shuai Peng waited in the fourth round, but again it was comfortable as Kvitova booked her spot in the quarter-finals with relative ease.

1.52pmAfter beating Barbora Zahlavova Strycova in the last eight, Kvitova overcame fellow Czech Lucie Safarova to book her spot in the final of the competition. Kvitova's overall record at Wimbledon is impressive, meanwhile, winning 20 of her 25 matches.



1.54pmBouchard, meanwhile, is in her first Grand Slam final this afternoon. The 20-year-old, who is currently ranked at 13 in the world, has had an impressive year – reaching the semi-finals of both the Australia Open and the French Open, but the Canadian will look to cement her place as one of the rising stars with victory at Wimbledon.



1.57pmBouchard, who reached just the third round of Wimbledon last year, has certainly had the tougher route to the final. The youngster overcame Daniele Hantuchova in the first round, before beating Silvia Soler-Espinosa in the second. Next came Andrea Petkovic in round three, before Bouchard overcame Alize Cornet to reach the quarter-finals.

1.59pmBouchard's last-eight match was against the much-fancied Angelique Kerber, but the youngster advanced in two sets to set up a semi-final meeting with Simona Halep. Again it was an extremely impressive performance from the Canadian as she moved past the third seed in two sets to earn a spot in her first Grand Slam final.

2.02pmWEATHER UPDATE: The roof is open this afternoon. Showers are expected at some point, but that is the norm here! Both players are on court knocking up ahead of the 2014 Wimbledon final in London.

2.05pmHardly a spare seat at Centre Court today as both players continue to warm-up ahead of the start of this match, which is expected in the next five minutes or so. Bouchard will serve first...

2.07pmAccording to BBC SPORT, showers are expected in the next 30 minutes. Let's hope they pass quickly if that is indeed the case. My prediction for this afternoon is Kvitova in three sets.

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2.11pmHere we go then. Bouchard will serve first on Centre Court. Let's hope for a real cracker!

Kvitova* 0-1 BouchardThe first point of the match goes to Kvitova as Bouchard nets with a forehand, but Kvitova then follows suit for 15-15. A brilliant forehand from Bouchard then moves the Canadian 30-15 ahead, before Kvitova fires long for 40-15. Kvitova responds with a sweeping forehand for 40-30, but Bouchard holds with a powerful serve.

Kvitova 1-1 *BouchardPerfect start from Kvitova as she whips an ace past Bouchard for 15-0, before producing a brilliant forehand to move onto 30-0. Bouchard gets on the board in the next point, however, when her opponent fires long. Bouchard then hits the net as Kvitova moves 40-15 ahead and the Czech holds when the Canadian fires long once more.

Kvitova* 2-1 BouchardBREAK! Bouchard starts with an ace for 15-0, before placing a forehand past Kvitova to move 30-0 ahead. Kvitova moves onto the board in the next point after Bouchard fails to return a powerful forehand, before a whipped forehand levels it at 30-30. Another wonderful forehand moves Kvitova onto 30-40, but deuce arrives after the Czech clips a backhand just wide. Eventually Kvitova secures the first break of the match with another sensational forehand.

Kvitova 3-1 *BouchardKvitova's power continues to shine through as she moves 15-0 ahead when Bouchard fails to return a powerful serve, but Kvitova hits the net in the next point for 15-15. Two quick points follow for Kvitova as Bouchard fires long and then hits the net, but Kvitova then double-faults for 40-30. Bouchard responds again as the game moves onto deuce, but the pair then exchange points for deuce two. Eventually Kvitova holds with a quite stunning running backhand.

Kvitova* 3-2 BouchardBouchard's struggles continue as Kvitova wins the first two points to move onto 0-30, but the 2011 champion then hits the net to hand Bouchard a way back into the game. Bouchard then double-faults, however, to hand Kvitova two more break points. The first of those is saved with a brilliant forehand, before Kvitova fires long for another deuce. Another wild swing from Kvitova hands Bouchard advantage, but Kvitova responds to level it at deuce two. Eventually Bouchard manages to hold when Kvitova twice fires long in quick succession.

Kvitova 4-2 *BouchardAnother brilliant forehand from Kvitova moves the 2011 champion 15-0 ahead and that quickly becomes 30-0 following a volley from the middle of the court. Bouchard then fails to return a powerful serve as Kvitova moves 40-0 ahead, but the Czech then double-faults for 40-15. Kvitova eventually manages to hold with a stunning forehand.

Kvitova* 5-2 BouchardBREAK! Again Kvitova claims the first point of the game with a sweeping forehand, before firing another forehand past Bouchard for 0-30. Bouchard moves onto the board in the next point, but then double-faults for 15-40. A stunning forehand from Kvitova in the next point gives the Czech her second break of the first set.

Kvitova 5-3 *BouchardBREAK! Perfect start from Kvitova as Bouchard fails to return another serve for 15-0, but the Czech then double-faults to allow Bouchard onto the board. Bouchard then wins a difficult battle at the baseline to move 15-30 ahead, before sweeping a forehand down the line to set up two break points. Kvitova hits the net in the next point as Bouchard breaks.

SET! Kvitova 6-3 BouchardBREAK AND SET! Bouchard fires long in the next point to hand Kvitova a 0-15 lead and that quickly becomes 0-30 when Bouchard fails to return a brilliant Kvitova forehand. Another stunning reach from Kvitova makes it 0-40. Bouchard moves onto the board in the next point, before Kvitova fires wide for 30-40, but the 2011 champion secures the break and indeed the set when Bouchard nets. Stunning from Kvitova and she leads by one set.

Kvitova 6-3 1-0 *BouchardAnother ace from Kvitova moves the Czech 15-0 ahead and that quickly becomes 30-0 following a powerful smash from the middle of the court. A forehand pass then makes the score 40-0, before Kvitova secures the hold with another powerful serve. Brilliant tennis and Bouchard is just struggling at the moment.

Kvitova* 6-3 2-0 BouchardBREAK! Again Kvitova starts well as Bouchard fires a forehand long for 0-15, before netting to hand Kvitova 0-30. Bouchard moves onto the board in the next point when Kvitova nets from the baseline, but Bouchard then fails to return for 15-40. The Canadian starves off the first break point, but Kvitova takes the second when Bouchard slices long of the baseline.

Kvitova 6-3 3-0 *BouchardKvitova moves 15-0 ahead when Bouchard nets from the baseline, but Bouchard does respond with a brilliant forehand for 15-15. Another stunning backhand from Kvitova moves the Czech onto 30-15, before Bouchard fails to respond to a second serve for 40-15. Kvitova moves into the net in the next point, but Bouchard fires a backhand down the line for 40-30. Deuce then arrives when Kvitova wildly fires a forehand past the baseline. Eventually Kvitova manages to hold with an ace.

Kvitova* 6-3 4-0 BouchardBREAK! Positive start from Bouchard as Kvitova nets for 15-0, but the Canadian then fires wide for 15-15. Bouchard moves 30-15 ahead in the next point as Kvitova nets, before the Czech fires wide to hand Bouchard a 40-15 lead. Kvitova responds in the next point for 30-40, before producing a stunning backhand for deuce - brilliant, brilliant tennis from the 2011 champion. Another brilliant forehand moves Kvitova onto advantage and she secures another break when Bouchard fires wide.

Kvitova 6-3 5-0 *BouchardAgain it is a strong start from Kvitova as she moves 15-0 ahead when Bouchard nets, before whipping another forehand past Bouchard for 30-0. A smash at the net makes the score 40-0 and Kvitova holds when Bouchard nets once more. Wow.

Kvitova 6-3 6-0 BouchardGAME, SET AND MATCH! There is no stopping Kvitova as she whips another forehand past Bouchard for 0-15, but the 2011 champion then fires wide for 15-15. Kvitova answers straight back with a forehand for 15-30, but Bouchard then produces a forehand of her own for 30-30. Bouchard then nets to hand Kvitova her first championship point and she takes it with a stunning backhand.

3.08pmWow - well, I am not too sure what to say after that. Kvitova has just completely taken Bouchard apart in 57 minutes of tennis. I am trying to remember the last time I saw something like that on a tennis court.

3.11pmBouchard was not even particularly bad! Everything Kvitova hit went in. The Czech has her second Wimbledon title and surely many more will follow. Bouchard? Well, she has a wonderful career ahead of her.

3.14pmThat is just about it from me this afternoon. It was short and snappy that is for certain. Be sure to join Sports Mole again tomorrow for the men's final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Until then!

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada celebrates after winning her Ladies' Singles fourth round match against Alize Cornet of France on day seven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 30, 2014
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