Petra Kvitova sailed past rising star Eugenie Bouchard to claim her second Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Seeded sixth this year at the All England Club, the 2011 champion commanded a 6-3, 6-0 win over 20-year-old Bouchard.
It is the Czech’s second Grand Slam title and will see her move up to fourth in the WTA rankings.
Bouchard on her part made history by becoming the first Canadian to reach the final of a Grand Slam.
Kvitova, the left-handed player noted for her heavy forehands and backhands, came up with a better idea against an opponent on top of the charts for the most first-serve returns.
The 24-year-old broke serve six times and hit 28 winners as she cleared her way to the Venus Rosewater Dish in only 55 minutes.
After claiming her first point break in game three, many worried eyes- mostly from her support team on the Centre Court stand- were cast on Kvitova as she followed up with a testing service game.
The former girls’ singles winner wrapped up three more break points in game five but the Czech piled back the pressure at 4-2. Kvitova struggled to serve out the set but finally did after 32 minutes.
With just a set standing before her and a second major title, Kvitova, dominated the second set with some stunning searing returns of the Bouchard serve to break again and surge away.
She dropped just three points and made three more breaks to race through to victory.