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02 July 2011

Petra Kvitova Captures Wimbledon Title

[CHICAGO] –In her first Grand Slam final, playing with her Wilson Tour BLX tennis racquet, Petra Kvitova proved that she is the Wimbledon champion against Maria Sharapova.

Known as a heavy hitter, Kvitova used her big serve to take the title in 2 sets. Kvitova kept Sharapova running with 18 winners and broke her serve in the opening game of the second set. Kvitova was simply relentless as she took the final point of the championship match with a definitive ace and won 6-3, 6-4.

Kvitova started 2011 by winning her second career title at the 2011 Brisbane International. She went on to the 2011 Australian Open where she made it to the quarterfinals before losing to world #2 Zvonareva in the quarterfinals. Kvitova maintained her strong performance in Paris, winning her second title of the year by defeating newly crowned World No.1 and 2011 Australian Open champion, Kim Clijsters. In the 2011 French Open, she cruised to the fourth round before falling to eventual champion Li Na. Kvitova's strong run ensures her career high ranking of world #8.

 

"It's an incredible feeling to win my first Grand Slam title," Kvitova said after winning the final match. "It’s been a great year and even better knowing I have Wilson’s support.”

 

Kvitova’s first Grand Slam title is an amazing step to becoming a top tennis player in the world. Wilson looks forward to following Kvitova’s tremendous success and will continue to bring her all the support and technology she needs to enhance her game.

 

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Wilson Racquet Sports is a division of Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods, one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment and owned by Amer Sports. Wilson designs, manufactures and distributes sporting goods throughout the world and focuses on making technologically advanced products which help players of all levels perform better. Wilson's core sport categories include: Football, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis). For more information, visit www.wilson.com.

 

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