Wimbledon Gallery: The Championships Finals
Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova put their power games on display in the title match.
Published July 02, 2011 12:00
Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova put their powerful arsenals on display in the final.
Maria Sharapova struck first in the Wimbledon title match, breaking in the opening game.
Petra Kvitova broke back right away and eventually broke again to lead 4-2 first set.
Petra Kvitova served up a love game up 5-3 in the first set to secure a one set lead.
Maria Sharapova twice broke to get back on serve in the second set, but it was not to be.
Petra Kvitova saved her only ace of the match for match point, then dropped to her knees.
Maria Sharapova congratulated Petra Kvitova at the net after Kvitova won the match, 63 64.
Petra Kvitova is the first lefty to win a major since Monica Seles at the 1996 Australian Open.
Petra Kvitova is also the first lefty to win Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova in 1990.
Petra Kvitova will move from No.8 to a new career-high of No.7 on the new WTA rankings.
Petra Kvitova smiled to her box and the royal box on her way out of Centre Court.
Petra Kvitova blew a kiss to the royal box, which had many former Wimbledon champions.
Maria Sharapova was playing in her fifth Grand Slam final, and is now 3-2 in those.
Maria Sharapova watched on as Petra Kvitova did the Centre Court trophy victory lap.
Petra Kvitova met the press after becoming the fourth Czech ever to win a Grand Slam title.