Photos from Wimbledon: Day 12

Sunday, July 06, 2014 /by

Each day during Wimbledon, we'll bring you exclusive photography from Anita Aguilar, who is covering the tournament for TENNIS.com. Steve Tignor provides the captions.

Ladies Singles Final Day started with a classic look—from the streets of Queens.

A sign of things to come. Petra Kvitova greets the crowd with a wave, while Eugenie Bouchard walks on with head firmly down.

Bouchard said it was a little strange carrying flowers instead of a racquet bag for the final. It might have been the most enjoyable part of the afternoon for her.

Royal Box watch: Jack Nicklaus, Keira Knightley, the Duke of Kent, and Martina Navratilova came in all shades.

Genie Bouchard put her foot in it—her racquet head, I mean.

Petra Kvitova said she had to push first, so she wouldn’t get pushed back.

For the second time in a Wimbledon final, Kvitova said she was “in the zone.” She hit 28 winners and lost just 37 points.

All Bouchard could do was try to reflex back the balls that came toward her.

She was knocked back to earth after a dream run, but as she said later, the loss leaves her with more motivation to take the final Grand Slam step.

Kvitova, who had been thinking about this day for a year, was appropriately floored by her pertormance.

Kvitova and her father, Jiri, shared a hug. She said she was happy to give him “a nice present” the day before his birthday.

The trophy ceremony, delayed to close the roof, may have lasted as long as the 55-minute match.

Kvitova in what she calls her home away from home.

Princess Eugenie (center, in red) clapped for the woman who was named after her, Genie Bouchard.

Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci won the women’s doubles for the first time here. 

Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil showed what two young, solid singles players can do to a men’s doubles draw. 

Neither was ranked in the Top 90 in doubles, but they beat the world’s top team, Bob and Mike Bryan, in an entertaining, five-set final.

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