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Kvitova Surprised Herself With Easy Wimbledon Championship








Petra Kvitova admitted she surprised herself with her impressive play to win a second Wimbledon title 6-3, 6-0 over Canadian threat Eugenie Bouchard. The Czech champion, 2011 winner at the All England Club, spent just under one hour in claiming victory in the shortest Wimbledon women's final in more than three decades.

"I knew that I could play well on the grass, but I really played so well today," said the player who moved back to fourth in the world. "I exactly know what I have to play to beat her. I just did really everything what I could in the moment. I was very focused for every point.  I knew that I have to go forward for every shot what I'm playing to push her. And I did it.

Bouchard, who will break into the top 10 on seventh in an historic first for her nation, came to the final without the loss of a set. But she was simply blown away by the Kvitova game on the day.

Kvitova said she had not dreamed of winning a second Wimbledon title three years after her first. "I wasn't really imagining this situation again. I was still believing in myself. But I didn't want to think about Wimbledon again, I wanted it so much."

The emotional player came close to tears during the trophy. Her parents in the stands who had flown in for the final, were also moved by emotion. "This means everything," said the two-time champion, "It's Wimbledon, tennis here is tennis history.  The Centre  Court always great to play on.  I feel really like at home.

"I was up and down after my title here 2011. But I still worked hard and believed in myself. My team believed in me also. We did a good job, I'm just glad I have it (the title) for a second time."

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