Kvitova stuns Sharapova to win Wimbledon
She was the underdog while her opponent the overwhelming favourite. But Czech player Petra Kvitova cared little for the odds and upset Russian Maria Sharapova to claim the Wimbledon title, her maiden Grand Slam.
She was the underdog while her opponent the overwhelming favourite. But Czech player Petra Kvitova cared little for the odds and upset Russian Maria Sharapova to claim the Wimbledon title, her maiden Grand Slam. (AP Photo)
Kvitova got broken early in the first game after Sharapova chose to receive after winning the toss. But the Czech broke back in the very next game. (AFP Photo)
American actress Anne Hathaway made her presence at the women's final bewteen Sharapova and Kvitova. (AFP PHOTO)
The 2004 Wimbledon champion, Sharapova double-faulted six times, including twice to get broken to 4-2 in the first set.
(L-R) Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, wife of British deputy Prime minister Nick Clegg and Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State attended the women's final. (AFP PHOTO)
Kvitova had 13 unforced errors, one more than Sharapova, but still managed to prevail. (AFP Photo)
Kvitova made Sharapova run around the court, hitting 19 winners, and never looked unnerved despite being broken three times. (AFP Photo)
Sharapova had not dropped a set heading into the final. But she struggled with her serve again as she did in the semifinal against Sabine Lisicki when she double-faulted 13 times. (AFP Photo)
Sasha Vujacic, partner of Sharapova, was jubilant after the Russian managed to hold onto her serve, trailing 5-2 in the 2nd set. The celebration, however, was short-lived. (AFP PHOTO)
Kvitova finished the match with an ace, her only one of the game, and dropped to her knees in disbelief. (AFP Photo)
The 21-year-old Kvitova is the first left-handed woman to win the Wimbledon title since compatriot Martina Navratilova in 1990. (AP Photo)