Wimbledon - Petra Kvitova factbox

Sat, 02 Jul 17:55:00 2011

A factbox on Wimbledon women's singles champion Petra Kvitova after the Czech's 6-3 6-4 win over Maria Sharapova.

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* Born March 8, 1990 in Bilovec, Czech Republic and was introduced to tennis by her father before turning pro in 2006.

* Won her first WTA title at Hobart in 2009 and has so far triumphed four times in 2011, at Brisbane, Paris indoors, Madrid and Wimbledon.

* Reached her first grand slam semi-final at Wimbledon in 2010 with a ranking of 62 and having not previously won a match on grass before the tournament.

* Became the fourth left-handed player in the Open era to win a grand slam title after Martina Navratilova, Ann Jones and Monica Seles.

* First Czech in the Wimbledon final since Jana Novotna in 1998.


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