Wimbledon 2014: Petra Kvitova hoping to kick on after second title
Last Updated: 06/07/14 7:13am
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is confident of managing expectations better after claiming the Venus Rosewater Dish for a second time courtesy of a superb victory over Eugenie Bouchard on Saturday.
Czech left-hander Kvitova dispatched Canada’s Bouchard 6-3 6-0 in a 55-minute Centre Court demolition on Saturday, to seal her second grand slam title in emphatic fashion.
The 24-year-old, who won the Wimbledon singles title in 2011, is now hoping to kick on and dominate further after a lean couple of years.
"I hope so, it's my second title, so I hope I can handle it," she said. "I can say that it's more special because after three years it's absolutely amazing.
"Hopefully it's going to be good for everybody at home of course."
Kvitova dedicated her second Wimbledon title as an early birthday present to her father Jiri.
"I'd just like to say hello to my dad who has a birthday tomorrow," said Kvitova. "I just really wanted to be here again to receive the trophy, and I did it.
"It was a tough match; it means a lot to be here again to receive this trophy a second time."
A disappointed Bouchard met defeat with perfect grace, hoping to channel her first appearance in a grand slam final towards future success.
"First of all I'd like to congratulate Petra, she's played fantastically for the last two weeks," said Bouchard.
"It was really tough for me today but I'm proud of how I've played this whole tournament. I've loved every minute at Wimbledon.
"I feel like it's a step in the right direction, I don't know if I deserve all your love today, but I really appreciate it."