Montreal, July 5, 2014 – Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) came up short in her first Grand Slam final on Saturday at Wimbledon, falling 6-3, 6-0 to world no. 6 Petra Kvitova in 55 minutes.
Bouchard was broken in the second game of the match and it seemed that Kvitova had an answer for everything throughout. The Canadian tried to comeback at 3-5, but Kvitova, Wimbledon champion in 2011, wouldn’t let her back in. The Czech won seven consecutive games to capture her second title on the famed grass of London. Kvitova had some kind words for the runner up.
“You had a great run and I am sure that you will have another chance soon.”
Bouchard is the first Canadian in tennis history to contest a Grand Slam singles final. On Monday, she will become the highest ranked Canadian woman of all-time at no. 7, surpassing the current record holder, Carling Bassett-Seguso at no. 8. Despite her disappointment, Bouchard acknowledged that she had a good tournament.
“I was to congratulate Kvitova because she has played fanastic over the past two weeks. It was really tough for me today, but I am proud of the way I played here.”
Pospisil crowned doubles champion
After a remarkable run to the final, Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC) and his American partner Jack Sock were crowned Wimbledon champions thanks a thrilling five set victory 7-6(5), 6-7(3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 over Bob and Mike Bryan, the no. 1 doubles team in the world. Pospisil and Sock needed five match points to seal the victory. Pospsil becomes the third Canadian man to win a Grand Slam doubles title, following in the footsteps of Sebastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor. Nestor was defeated in the mixed doubles semifnals on Saturday alongside Kristina Mladenovic of France. The pair fell 7-6(4), 7-5 to Hao-Ching Chan and Max Mirnyi.