And with that ace, you’ve got yourself a new Wimbledon Champion! That was very much a one sided Wimbledon Final. Petra Kvitova took charge of the match after she dropped the first game – ya know, she had to get the jitters out. Sharapova on the other hand, never quite found her range today; she was obviously out of sorts.
Sharapova has always struggled with her serves, with today being no different she really made it easy for Kvitova to get some points without having to put the work in. It certainly was not a boring match at all, the two ladies exchanged some pretty powerful-angled rallies and some heavy hitting.
Did Sharapova get out played? She absolutely did, Kvitova was blasting winners off both wings – not to mention that Kvitova didn’t really thrown in as many double faults as her opponent.
However lopsided the match was, it was obvious who the commentators and cameras favored…I noticed that Sharapova was getting about 80% of the camera love today. It’s probably because she the more attractive than Kvitova, however; Maria was still on the losing end of the match. I just thought it was strange that the commentary was all about how Sharapova was playing and how much different she is now than what she was before her shoulder surgery, I guess they forgot Maria was playing against since they didn’t mention her [Kvitova] often.
All of that aside, I thought it was a much better final than the previous year (S. Williams v. V. Zvonareva) and I’m really happy to see some fresh faces in the finals other than either or both of the Williams sisters.