And now, as the eighth seed this year Petra Kvitova in the 2011 Wimbledon Champion as she 'upset' three times slam champ Maria Sharapova 6-3 6-4 to raise The Venus Rosewater Dish. The left handed powerhouse has now become the youngest winner since her opponent at 21 years old.
Perhaps some would have assumed Kvitova would have had some nerves coming into the match, it was not the case. Kvitova bought her trademark hard hitting ground strokes and looked as if she was playing for her 10th slam title, defiantly not her first. Firing winners off both wings and from all angles of Centre Court.
Having already won Brisbane (hard), Paris (indoor hard), Madrid (clay) and now the Grand Slam of Grand Slams Wimbledon, obviously on grass has won tournaments on all the surfaces this year. Kvitova's fearless attitude and love of the big stage as cemented the fact that she could very much be the next domination of tennis, as the win sets her up to take over the likes of the Williams' and Clijsters.
After winning the first in fine form and getting a break in the second, Kvitova found herself against a resurging Maria Sharapova has she found her fight, but it was not enough to see off Kvitova and after four consecutive service breaks, Kvitova found the fatal one to wrap up the win 6-3 6-4.
Many could has it a guess that history was not made today...well you would be wrong, Petra Kvitova has now become the first EVER eight seed women's winner of a grand slam, hows that for useless trivia!
With this inspiring win, I am going out on limb, with Matt Cronin and say that Petra Kvitova is now the greatest player of her generation, as the first of her generation to win a slam, beating Caroline Woniacki, Victoria Azarenka and Agnieszka Radwanska to reach the crowning glory of tennis. I will also make a bold prediction for Petra to be top 2 by the end of the year.
As always HAPPY SNAPS;
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