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Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova thrashes Eugenie Bouchard to take 2014 crown

Updated 1636 GMT (0036 HKT) July 5, 2014
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Petra Kvitova and Eugenie Bouchard pose before their women's final at the All England Club. Bouchard was Wimbledon junior champion in 2012 while Kvitova was hoping to claim a second senior crown after winning in 2011. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
The 20-year-old Bouchard has seldom looked ruffled throughout the tournament. But she didn't seem comfortable from the off in Saturday's title match thanks to Kvitova's power and shot-making. Al Bello/Getty Images
Kvitova made her superiority tell by breaking in the fourth game of the first set to take a 3-1 lead. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
The Czech quickly advanced to close out the set 6-3 and take a big step towards regaining the Venus Rosewater Dish. Al Bello/Getty Images
Eighteen-time grand slam champion Martina Navratilova (left) watched from the Royal box at Wimbledon as her compatriot, Kvitova, made the early running. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Nearby, reigning champion (although not for long) Marion Bartoli casts her eyes across proceedings. Getty Images
As the first set ended, so the second set continued -- another early break set Kvitova on her way. Clive Brunskil/Getty Images
Bouchard battled but the pace, groundstrokes and movement of her more experienced opponent were too much. A comeback never looked likely. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
Kvitova slumps to the ground after securing the second set 6-0 and ensuring the second Wimbledon title of her career. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images
"I had great tactics from my coach and I just wanted to (win again)," Kvitova told the crowd, just before she was presented with her prize. Al Bello
Bouchard, by comparison, lamented her uncharacteristically tame showing. "I don't know if I deserve all your love today but I really appreciate it," she told the crowd. Clve Brunskill/Getty Images