Kvitova and Bouchard Reach Wimbledon Final

Petra Kvitova defeated compatriot Lucie Safarova and will now face Eugenie Bouchard for the Wimbledon 2014 crown.

updated: July 04, 2014 09:46 IST
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Petra Kvitova reacts during her semifinal match against Lucie Safarova.


Wimbledon: Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova stood just inside the door of Wimbledon's Centre Court clubhouse, waiting to be called to their semifinal match. The two have been friends, training partners and Fed Cup teammates in the Czech Republic for years.

They wore matching Nike headbands and dresses. They chatted and smiled. Martina Navratilova, the Czech-born champion, said they looked like doubles partners. (Related: Kviotova, the reluctant star)

The doors opened to a warm reception and a sunny day. But niceties evaporated quickly.

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