4 Jul 2014

Bouchard-Kvitova final at Wimbledon

10:13 am on 4 July 2014

Eugenie Bouchard has become the first Canadian to reach a grand slam tennis singles final, and her opponent in the Wimbledon decider will be the 2011 champion Petra Kvitova from the Czech Republic.

Eugeinie Bouchard into Wimbledon final.

Eugeinie Bouchard into Wimbledon final. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

20-year-old Bouchard, the world number 13, won her semi-final against the Romanian third seed Simona Halep 7-6 6-2, and Kvitova had a 7-6 6-1 scoreline over fellow Czech and close friend Lucie Safarova.

Bouchard will also rise to number seven in the world rankings, the highest position ever achieved by a Canadian.

24-year-old Kvitova has dropped only one set on her way to the her first final since her shock win over Maria Sharapova three years ago.