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Petra Kvitova overwhelmed Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to claim her second Wimbledon title at the All England Club.
Kvitova prevailed 6-3 6-0 in 55 minutes to prevent Bouchard becoming the first Canadian winner of a grand slam singles title.
Bouchard was unable to gather any momentum from the outset as Kvitova stormed to her second grand slam title in routine fashion.
In a match billed as the beginning of a new age at the top of the women's game – the first played between two players born in the 90's - Kvitova was looking for her second grand slam title at SW19 against a player in Bouchard who was enjoying a meteoric rise in 2014.
Alongside Kvitova's own major title in 2011, Bouchard had shown herself capable to rising to the big occasion having reached the last four at the Australian and French Open.
Bouchard had played the role as the main protagonist in her route to her maiden grand slam final but the early stages saw the relative experience of Kvitova, 24, prevail.
The Czech's power game saw her dictate the rallies from the outset and two breaks help saw her come out to serve for an opening set lead in her first major final since beating Maria Sharapova three years ago.
However, Bouchard was able to repeat the youthful exuberance, which had defined her success, producing a stunning running backhand winner to set up two break points before Kvitova netted a forehand on the stretch.
But it only delayed the inevitable as a deep Kvitova return produced the error and allowed her to take a one set lead.
The Kvitova power game returned at the start of the second set, as the 2012 girls' champions was being run ragged and eventually broken to trail by a set and 2-0.
The Canadian Bouchard, named after Princess Eugenie – daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York – billed as the heir to the big names of the women's game was threatening to be overawed on the big stage as she relinquished a second break as Kvitova closed in.
Kvitova continued to unleash a barrage of ground-strokes and quickly brought up the first championship point, which she converted with another thumping forehand, to become just the fourth multiple Wimbledon winner since 1990.