Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic poses with the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy (Getty Images)
Well Eugenie Bouchard did not win like Sharapova but most definitely lost like the 2004 champion to Petra Kvitova. The 20-year-old Canadian was demolished by her opponent from Czech Republic and No. 6 seed Petra Kvitova. Kvitova defeated Bouchard in straight sets 6-3, 6-0 to claim her second major, both at the All-England Club.
Eugenie Bouchard who was touted as the next Sharapova in media for her resemblance and rise at the Wimbledon drew attention from all over the world. But unlike Sharapova who claimed the title glory way back in 2004 as a 17-year-old teenager, Bouchard failed to rise up to the occasion when it mattered the most. She might have not won like tennis original poster girl Maria Sharapova but most certainly lost like her. Maria Sharapova was grounded by the same opponent Petra Kviotva in 2011. Kvitova had defeated Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 to win her first Wimbledon title.
Petra Kvitova looked composed right from the start of the match as nerves got better off young Canadian playing at the Centre Court in front of packed crowds. Bouchard who had displayed fine service and aggressive play throughout the tournament was missing against determined Kvitova. Broken early in the game, Bouchard found herself catching up to Kvitova’s fiery return of serves.
Eugenie Bouchard who ousted names like Daniela Hantuchova, Alize Cornet, Simona Halep on her way to maiden finals was left completely baffled by the left-handed Kvitova who served deep, produced equally strong return serves. Kvitova does not only lift her second Venus Rosewater dish but also see rise in rankings to fourth in the world ranking next week.
Kvitova displaying the deadly combination of aggressiveness and accuracy proved too hot to handle for comparatively inexperienced Bouchard. She won her 12th title of her career as she looks all set to romp the tennis circuit in coming days.