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Petra Kvitova overpowers Eugenie
Bouchard to win Wimbledon

Boston Globe, by Kevin Paul Dupont

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 7/5/2014 2:50:11 PM

LONDON — Eugenie Bouchard is a rising phenom, bound and determined to be a champ, but her fortnight at Wimbledon turned into a harsh wannabe’s tutorial Saturday when Czech star Petra Kvitova shaped the ladies singles championship into her own 55-minute clinic in speed dating with destiny. Kvitova, a fitter, faster, and more focused version of the woman who won here in 2011, pulverized Bouchard, 6-3, 6-0, in a thorough and powerful game of yellow-ball keepaway. For the brief time she was out there, the seemingly stunned Bouchard, a 20-year-old Montrealer, found herself unable to buy a second’s respite or

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It took only 55 minutes for Kvitova to demolish Princess Eugenie. This article describes it accurately and then some.

A cautionary tale of a very young talent who is already - too early - a legend in her own mind. She gave one sit-down interview in which she was absolutely sure she would win Wimbledon. Ouch.

Modest, ladylike Kvitova was a joy to watch on and off the court.

This scathing article was well-deserved. Maybe her reading it will give her an ephiphany?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RPool, 7/5/2014 3:43:24 PM     (No. 9912120)

Bouchard ran into the proverbial buzz saw today - an opponent with power, speed, accuracy and skill with lefthand spin she had not faced before. But she is a poised young lady and my bet is that when the dust settles, she will use this as instruction and incentive to rise to the next level. Both players are exception; athletes, no doubt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/5/2014 4:18:50 PM     (No. 9912153)

Kvitova played an absolutely flawless game. I´ve seen Kvitova play many times. She´s never played that well before, and it´s highly unlikely she´ll be able to duplicate such a perfect performance. But she deserves all the accolades she´s getting, both for her performance and for her classy demeanor.

As for Bouchard, she has risen very fast and is clearly a future champion in the making. She has that eye of the tiger that can easily be perceived as arrogance. She´ll learn, and she´ll continue to develop her game. Her time is coming. It isn´t here yet.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/5/2014 4:34:39 PM     (No. 9912159)

I had never seen Kvitova before.

She looks like a film negative of Serena Williams.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 7/5/2014 5:17:23 PM     (No. 9912190)

Re #3, ????

http://www.eatsleepsport.com/images/photos/Stories/1749004.jpg

At 6´, 154 lbs. A tall, athletic woman. Not heavy, not buxom, not muscle-bound, and no big rump nor elephant legs.

????

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lillehuset, 7/5/2014 5:20:01 PM     (No. 9912193)

could it be that Bouchard believed her own hype.....in some ways it reminds me of the hype of the owners of California Chrome.......

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Reply 6 - Posted by: garyhope, 7/5/2014 7:47:04 PM     (No. 9912294)

I liked Bouchard until I saw her after the match acting like a petulant little brat who thought she should have been handed the match. Her smug sense of entitlement got a rude awakening when Kvitova handed her her butt in 2 short sets.

Meet the real world Eugenie.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Emerson, 7/5/2014 10:11:16 PM     (No. 9912379)

Bouchard´s mommie dearest has a fixation on royalty. Names two daughters Eugenie and Beatrice (after Sarah Ferguson´s homely daughters0, a son after Prince William (w/o the Prince) and another daughter Charlotte, after the daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco.

Bouchard´s idea of a dream guest in her Royal Box would be Oprah Winfrey:

Speaking about Winfrey, Bouchard said: “She´s a person I would love to meet. I think her story is really special.
"She came from nothing and built herself up to this huge empire and the richest woman in the world. I love those stories like that. Justin Bieber is another story like that. I just love the story of making yourself into something.
"I would love to hear about her experiences and all those kinds of things. If she would watch tennis in the Royal Box, that would be cool.”


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/wimbledon/10946641/Wimbledon-rift-Eugenie-Bouchard-says-friendship-with-Laura-Robson-is-over.html

She really is VERY young - and on the wrong track.

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