Thursday, June 30, 2011

Women's Wimbledon Finals Preview

The 2011 Wimbledon Final is set. 5th seed Maria Sharapova will face off against 8th seed Petra Kvitova. The two have played each other just one before when Sharapova defied Kvitova 6-4, 6-3 in Memphis last year. The 24 year old Sharapova is looking for her first Grand Slam singles title since 2008 when she defeated Ana Ivanovic to win the Australian Open. She has one Wimbledon title in her career back in 2004 when at the age of 17 she defeated top-seeded Serena Williams to win her first Slam title. The 21 year old Kvitova is playing in her first ever Grand Slam final. She reached the Wimbledon semis last year but fell to the eventual champion, Serena Williams in straight sets. The lefty from the Czech Republic has never been ranked higher than she is right now at #8.

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