Bouchard suffers Wimbledon engrave concern

AFPJuly 5, 2014
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova (L) holds the winner's Venus Rosewater Dish and Canada's Eugenie Bouchard (R) holds the runners-up trophy after the women's singles final match on day 12 of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships on July 5, 2014
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova (L) holds the winner's Venus Rosewater Dish and Canada's Eugenie Bouchard (R) holds the runners-up trophy after the women's singles final match on day 12 of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships on July 5, 2014 (AFP Photo/Glyn Kirk)

London (AFP) - Eugenie Bouchard admitted it was a "bit cruel" to be forced to sit and watch as Petra Kvitova's name was engraved into the Wimbledon honours board after her shattering 6-3, 6-0 final defeat.

The 20-year-old, the first Canadian to play in a Grand Slam singles final, had to sit in the All England Club engraver's room after her 6-3, 6-0 loss while the Centre Court roof was closed so that the trophy ceremony could be staged in the dry.

"It was a little odd. I was in the engraver's room, so I was watching them work, wishing one day, dreaming that he'll write my name somewhere," said Bouchard.

"Maybe it's a bit cruel. She just told me to go in there. I didn't ask questions. I was in there when I won the juniors. I got to go in the Royal Box, so while waiting, I waited in the engraver's room, as well. So I had flashbacks to that time."