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Petra Kvitova gives tennis a spark

Petra Kvitova gives tennis a spark

Originally Published: July 5, 2011
By Viv Bernstein

The next one? It's a little early to anoint Petra Kvitova the new face of women's tennis. But it's not too soon to wonder if she could be the infusion of youth the sport desperately needs.

After a fortnight at Wimbledon spent fixating on the returns of Serena and Venus Williams, the resurgence of Maria Sharapova and the lack of emerging young stars, Kvitova, 21, began to dispel that concern by smashing Sharapova in the final, 6-3, 6-4. Kvitova is the first Grand Slam champion to be born ...

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