Petra Kvitova Reaches Her First Career Grand Slam Final

Petra Kvitová

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Petra Kvitova reached her first Grand Slam final by defeating Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 at Wimbledon on Thursday.Last year’s semifinalist from the Czech Republic went one stage further, using her powerful first serve and more aggressive approach to overcome the fourth-seeded Azarenka on Centre Court.

After the left-handed Kvitova dominated the first set, Azarenka turned the tables in the second when she surged into a 3-0 lead and held onto the advantage to close out the set.

The 21-year-old Kvitova broke early in the decider and won the semifinal on her second match point when Azarenka double-faulted.

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