Petra Kvitova Wins First Grand Slam

    Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns a shot to Russia's Maria Sharapova during the ladies' singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon, Saturday, July 2, 2011.

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    On the women's court at Wimbledon Saturday, Petra Kvitova, 21, won her first Grand Slam title, beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 in the finals. It was an upset for Sharapova, who entered the match as a frontrunner with three Grand Slam titles. She double faulted six times and her nerves ultimately got the better of her, while Kvitova never let down her guard. Kvitova is the first left-handed woman to win Wimbledon since her childhood idol Martina Navratilova took home the title in 1990.

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