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Bouchard suffers Wimbledon engrave concern

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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
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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."

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