Petra Kvitova clinches the Grand slam title in Wimbledon women's singles over the Russian favourite Maria Sharapova.
PETRA KVITOVA stunned the Centre court's royal box by emerging victorious over the favourite Russian fifth seed Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 6-4 in Wimbledon women's singles and clinched the Grand slam title for the first time.
She is the third Czech woman to own the title only after the nine-time champion Martina Navratilova and Jana Novotna, who were cheering in the crowd on Saturday( July 2, 2011). It was a grand day for the 21 year old eigth seed. Sharapova's weak serve and double faults in the beginning added to the luck of Kvitova. Though there were hiccups here and there in the match, the Czech left-handed spin serve also led Sharapova's score down. She is back to the runner position but felt great to hold the position though she hoped for a big day. Kvitova proudly holds the ' Venus Rosewater Dish' after winning the straight sets beginning her championship career.