By Paul Osborne

Petra Kvitova has won the Wimbledon women's singles title ©Getty ImagesPetra Kvitova has doubled her Wimbledon singles title tally with a commanding victory over Canada's Eugenie Bouchard.

The Czech sixth seed reclaimed the title she won in 2011 with a dominant 6-3, 6-0 win in just 55 minutes, the fastest women's Wimbledon final in 31 years.

Canadian youngster Bouchard, 20, had seen off Romanian third seed Simon Halep in superb fashion in the duo's semi-final encounter but was utterly outclassed by Kvitova in today's final as the Czech superstar doubled her Grand Slam medal haul and moved up to fourth in the world rankings.

"To be back here with the trophy is so special," said Kvitova.

"I have to say thank to everyone who supports me all the time, it is a special time for me.

"Hopefully it will be good for everyone in the Czech Republic to have a second trophy.

"It is my second title so I hope it will be a little bit easier for me to handle."

Bouchard had made history in becoming the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final but saw her time in the spotlight fly by in a blur as Kvitova powered to six breaks of serve and 28 winners en route to claiming one of tennis' most coveted prizes.

Petra Kvitova won the Wimbledon final in just 55 minutes marking the fastest women's Wimbledon final in 31 years ©Getty ImagesPetra Kvitova won the Wimbledon final in just 55 minutes marking the fastest women's Wimbledon final in 31 years ©Getty Images

Kvitova's fearsome serve and unrelenting return left Bouchard helpless on Centre Court as the crowds were left gaping at a remarkable display of skill, power and precision by the faultless Czech.

A powerful forehand at 2-1 saw Kvitova seal the first break of the day before a stunning backhand from out wide secured an unlikely winner to hold for 3-1.

After saving three break points in the fifth game, the pressure became too much for Bouchard as she was pegged back again for 5-2 and, despite breaking straight back, fell again for love in the next game to hand the set to Kvitova.

The 24-year-old turned up the heat yet further in the second set, dropping just three points on serve to see out the set in 23 minutes.

It was a backhand winner that sealed the match for Kvitova as she threw her arms aloft and fell to the turf to toast a tantalising display and much deserved victory.

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