Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wimbledon: CONGRATS to Petra Kvitova!!!!

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No. 8 Petra Kvitova has done it!

Kvitova defeated No. 5 Maria Sharapova in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to capture her first-ever Wimbledon title. This is also the first Grand Slam title of any kind for the 21-year old rising star from the Czech Republic.

Kvitova finished the match with an ace and immediately dropped to her knees in disbelief as she is now a Grand Slam champion for the first time.

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On Monday morning, Kvitova will be No. 7 in the world with 5437 ranking points.

As for Sharapova--

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The 24-year old Russian will move up to No. 5 in the world with 6141 ranking points. This was truly a disappointment for Sharapova who has made great strides in her comeback from shoulder surgery as she was looking to capture her second Wimbledon crown and continue her quest to regain the No. 1 ranking.

Nonetheless, reaching the final was a huge step forward, so CONGRATULATIONS to her also.

So now we're off to the blockbuster event-- No. 1 vs. No. 1 on the men's side. It should be a dandy.

To be continued....

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