Petra Kvitova and Novak Djokovic Win 2011 Wimbledon Championship
Everyone had to stay on their toes for the shockers at this year’s Wimbledon, and now that they have come to an end, the champions both have firsts for their careers. This is the first Grand Slam that Petra Kvitova has won, while she is also the first winner born in the ’90s, and this is the first Wimbledon title that Novak Djokovic has won.
Petra Kvitova showed great form during her 6-3 6-4 match against Maria Sharapova, which she won with the first ace of the day. The 21-year-old number 8 seed even impressed her opponent, who said that she was just too good on the day.
After the match, Kvitova told reporters that she started very well this year with wins in Brisbane, then Paris and Madrid. She was ranked 62 in the world last year at Wimbledon, and now she’s 8th and the champion. She doesn’t know why, but everything has moved so fast.
Djokovic was really burning up the court during the final match against Rafael Nadal, which ended with a 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 score. After scoring the final point, the 24-year-old Serbian dropped to the ground. He even kissed the court and nibbled on some grass.
Djokovic talked to reporters about longing to win a Wimbledon tournament like Nadal and Roger Federer, whom he called the world’s most dominant players in the last 5 years. He said that it was a little frustrating when he would have to meet them in the later stages of a Grand Slam, because they would take their best game when it matters the most. However, he always believed he had the quality to defeat them. He respects them but had to keep a positive mental approach, telling himself that he had to win the match.