Kvitova's quick strike play is perfect for grass-court tennis and it showed exponentially on Saturday. Her first serve percentage was 68% and she won 82% of those points. On service return, she was able to win 54% of Bouchard's first serve offerings and 65% on the Canadian's much weaker second serve. Kvitova also dazzled the crowd with 28 winners against only 12 errors. (ESPN)
The Final was more about Kvitova's ability to dictate play and not allow Bouchard a rythm or momentum into the match. Her lefthanded play and penetrating groundstrokes inside the baseline allowed her to overmatch a game Bouchard. Kvitova only faced one break point at 2-0 in the second set. She came up with three quick winners to hold and then dispatched the final three games in quick form.
The shy unassuming Kvitova, who was acutely affected by sudden fame and expectations after her win in 2011, was asked if three years had changed her perspective and she said, "I can't say it's more special [than winning in 2011] but after three years to be here with the trophy again -- it's amazing." (CBSSports)
Kvitova will likely rise to number three in the next World Rankings of Tennis. Bouchard is the only player to reach the semis of the first three grand slam events in 2014 and will likely move to number six in the World.