Eugenie Bouchard

Bouchard and Kvitova roads to the Wimbledon 2014 final

Eugenie Bouchard’s road to the final

The young Canadian lost in the semifinals at this year’s Australian Open and French Open. At Wimbledon, she beat two top 10 (Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep) to reach her first Grand Slam final. She could become the youngest player to win a Slam since Sharapova at the 2006 US Open.

Lucky 13? The only No.13 seed to win a Grand Slam in the Open Era was Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004. Eugenie Bouchard is seeded 13 at this year’s Wimbledon.

Round Opponent Score
R1 Daniela Hantuchova 7-5 7-5
R2 Silvia Soler-Espinosa 7-5 6-1
R3 Andrea Petkovic 6-3 6-4
R4 Alize Cornet 7-6 7-5
QF Angelique Kerber 6-3 6-4
SF Simona Halep 7-6 6-2
Petra Kvitova’s road to the final

Petra Kvitova made at least the quarterfinals at Wimbledon five years in a row, but she was nearly out of the tournament in the third round, when Venus Williams led 7-5 5-4 30-all. The best ranked player she had to beat to each the final is No.23 seed Lucie Safarova.

Round Opponent Score
R1 Andrea Hlavackova 6-3 6-0
R2 Mona Barthel 6-2 6-0
R3 Venus Williams 5-7 7-6 7-5
R4 Shuai Peng 6-3 6-2
QF Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 6-1 7-5
SF Lucie Safarova 7-6 6-1
Eugenie Bouchard – Petra Kvitova head to head

They met only once, in the second round of Toronto last summer, Petra won in straight sets.

Year Tournament Surface Winner Score
2013 Toronto Hard Petra Kvitova 6-3 6-2

What they said

Eugenie Bouchard:

I’ve put in a lot of hard work and it’s been kind of years in the making to me. So I believe in myself and I expect good results. I’ve had a good start to the season, but I expect myself to do even better than that.

Petra Kvitova:

I know how it feels when you hold the trophy so I really want to win my second title here and I will do everything I can

Kvitova has the experience, Bouchard has the support of the crowd, who will win? I vote for Bouchard and you? Please share your thoughts.

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