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Bouchard Lost the Wimbledon Final

Bouchard Lost the Wimbledon Final

Posted by Juan Gavasa on July 05, 2014

Eugenie Bouchard's historic run at Wimbledon has come to an end with a loss in the women's final.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat Bouchard 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to claim her second Wimbledon title.

No Canadian had reached the Wimbledon women's singles quarter-finals in the Open era before Bouchard.

She had a breakthrough season last year and reached the semifinals at the Australian Open and French Open earlier this season.

Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., is currently ranked 13th in the world, seven positions below Kvitova. She will rise to seventh after her performance at Wimbledon.

The last three matches here were uncharted territory as Bouchard was the first Canadian in the Open era to reach the women's quarter-finals at the All England Club. She beat Germany's Angelique Kerber 6-3, 6-4 before topping Romania's Simona Halep 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the semifinal.

It has been a strong tournament for other Canadians as well.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., made it to the men's singles semifinal before losing to seven-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland in straight sets. The last Canadian to reach a men's final four at a major was Robert Powell at Wimbledon in 1908, according to Tennis Canada.

Montreal native Greg Rusedski reached the U.S. Open final in 1997 but he was representing Great Britain at that time.

Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock will play Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States in the men's doubles final Saturday and defending mixed doubles champions Daniel Nestor of Toronto and French partner Kristina Mladenovic will play a semifinal match against Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Hao-Ching Chan of Taiwan.

Bouchard has done well at the All England Club in the past. She won the Wimbledon girls' title in 2012, becoming the first Canadian to win a junior Grand Slam in singles.

Last year at Wimbledon, Bouchard won her second-round match against former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic in straight sets before she was eliminated in the third round by Carla Suarez Navarro.

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