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Jul 2, 2011 8:06 PM by Jordan Mason

Kvitova beats Sharapova to win Wimbledon title

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Petra Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final.

Kvitova was playing in her first major final, but it was three-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova that showed her nerves. The 2004 Wimbledon champion double-faulted six times, including twice to get broken to 4-2 in the first set.

The 21-year-old Kvitova is the first left-handed woman to win the Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova in 1990.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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