Your New Wimbledon Champ: Petra Kvitova
Czech upsets Maria Sharapova for first Grand Slam win
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2011 12:12 PM CDT
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic smiles during a press conference.   (AP Photo/Neil Tingle, Pool)
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(Newser) – The new women's Wimbledon champ is Petra Kvitova, a Czech player who upset Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 today, reports AP. The victory is the first Grand Slam win for the 21-year-old, who is the first lefty to win since Martina Navratilova in 1990. She's a "new star," declared Navratilova herself afterward. Bleacher Report wonders whether Sharapova, who double-faulted six times, simply choked under pressure.

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