Czech tennis star Petra Kvitova sealed her 2011 Wimbledon final victory over Maria Sharapova with an ace. Kvitova entered the 2011 Wimbledon with an aggressive mindset as she produced a great performance to beat former world No.
1 Sharapova 6-3 6-4. On the championship point, Kvitova fired an ace down the center of the court. That ace sealed a maiden Grand Slam trophy for Kvitova. "Well, I mean, I didn't care about the ace. I was just happy that I made the match point," Kvitova said on Tennis Channel, per Sportskeeda.
"But yeah, it's been, it's been great, twice. So there's something really unusual about it and I'm really happy for that."
It was Kvitova's first win over Sharapova
Recalling the moment, Kvitova said she noticed Sharapova was wide on the court and she figured out that going for an ace down the court of the center would surprise her.
"The ace was special for sure," Kvitova added. "You know, because Maria was wide on the court and I said, okay, I'm gonna surprise her. So, I'm not sure if I was going for an ace, but yeah, I surprised her definitely." During her interview with Tennis Channel, Kvitova was asked to name one person she would switch places with for a day.
"Um, I wanted to say my mom, but she has a difficult life as well being with my dad all the time," Kvtiova joked. "I just admire her, I mean, she, you know, was working her whole life. Now she's retired, same wirh my dad. But she is just the best woman in my life." Also, Kvitova revealed she likes to go to coffee shops, as well as to watch Netflix and read books.
"It's tough sometimes, especially when we are in bubbles," Kvitova said. "But if we are not, I love to go for the coffee or shopping, yeah. I'm watching some series as well and reading books."