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Kvitova Reaches First Grand Slam Final

Kvitova Reaches First Grand Slam Final

4:05pm 30th June 2011
(Updated 8:03pm 1st July 2011)

Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova beat fourth-seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon final.

Kvitova is the first Czech player since Jana Novotna to reach a Wimbledon singles final as she knocked out fourth seed Victoria Azarenka on Centre Court.

Kvitova who knocked Azarenka out of Wimbledon last year as well and stunned her opponent by racing through the first set in 26 minutes.

The Belarusian hit back straight away, breaking once to take the second set.

An immediate break in the final set gave Kvitova the advantage and Azarenka failed to respond, leaving the number eight seed to claim her first place in a grand slam final.

She will face Maria Sharapova in the final.

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