Experience pays for Sharapova, Kvitova

Updated: June 30, 2011, 1:20 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- A harsh, grating noise pierced the decorum of Centre Court but, for once, Victoria Azarenka was not responsible.

It was a smoke alarm in a bathroom for ticket holders that was activated when an attendant, attempting to reverse a disturbing trend, sprayed air freshener.

Petra Kvitova managed this first-set, fifth-game distraction with aplomb, waiting patiently for Azarenka to miss two backhands wide. Although they are the same age, 21, Azarenka ...

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