The Centre Court of the All England Club in London is all set to witness a new Women's champion as Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard battle it out for the 2014 Wimbledon Championship title on Saturday.
Where to Watch Live
The match is scheduled to begin at 2pm BST. Live coverage is on BBC One and BBC One HD. Live scores, regular updates, radio commentary and the live streaming link will be available on Wimbledon's official website.
Kvitova progressed into her second Wimbledon final in the last four years after registering a sixth straight victory against her compatriot Lucie Safarova in the semi-final on Thursday.
The 24-year-old clinched the match, 7-6 (6), 6-1, in straight sets needing one hour 20 minutes. The women's no 6 has already tasted victory at SW19 in 2011, winning her only Grand Slam title till date.
The Czech Republican has more experience coming into this year's final and Bouchard stands on the opposite side of the net in-between to quash her hopes of lifting the crown once again.
The young Canadian has shown all the signs of being a future champion in the last few months having reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open and the Roland Garros.
The women's no 13 upset third seed and women's no 3, Simon Halep in the previous round in straight sets, 7-6 (5), 6-2, needing 94 minutes.
The 20-year-old's victory ensured that for the second year running a player ranked among the top five failed to go through to the final. She has maintained a clean streak in the tournament so far without dropping a set in any of her six matches.
But the same can't be said of Kvitova, who had to overcome five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams in the third round. The duo matched each other toe-to-toe and all three sets went into a tie-breaker, where the 34-year-old was eventually sent packing.
Bouchard too has winning experience at the All England Club having lifted the Junior Singles title in 2012. She will be hoping to garner all the strength at her command to win her first Grand Slam title in the first attempt.
Kvitova holds a 1-0 lead over Bouchard in overall meetings. They have never faced each other in a Grand Slam event.
Route to Final
- First Round: 6-3, 6-0 v Andrea Hlavackova
- Second Round: 6-2, 6-0 v Mona Barthel
- Third Round: 5-7, 7-6 (2), 7-5 v Venus Williams
- Fourth Round: 6-3, 6-2 v Shuai Peng
- Quarterfinals: 6-1, 7-5 v Barbora Zahalova Strycova
- Semi-final: 7-6(6), 6-1 v Lucie Safarova
- First Round: 7-5, 7-5 v Daniela Hantuchova
- Second Round: 7-5, 6-1 v Silvia Espinosa-Soler
- Third Round: 6-3, 6-4 v Andrea Petkovic
- Fourth Round: 7-6 (5), 7-5 v Alize Cornet
- Quarterfinals: 6-3, 6-4 v Angelique Kerber
- Semi-final: 7-6 (5), 6-2 v Simona Halep
What They Say
Petra Kvitova: "It's great, definitely. I don't have the words to describe how I'm feeling right now. I will just try my best out there. I know the feeling when you hold the trophy and I really want to win my second title here and I will do everything that I can."
Eugenie Bouchard: "I'm really excited. I'm not surprised to be in the final, because I've put in a lot of hard work and it's been years in the making. It's my first Grand Slam final so I'm just going to go for it. I'll probably have my toughest match yet and I'm looking forward to the challenge. I think I can play even better than today. I want to leave it all on court and we'll see what happens."