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07/02/2011 10:41 am ET Updated Sep 01, 2011

Petra Kvitova Upsets Maria Sharapova, Wins Wimbledon Women's Singles Championship

Petra Kvitova fought her way to an impressive two set win against the 2004 Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova.

The 21-year-old Czech overpowered the 3-time grandslam champion Sharapova, despite the fact that the Russian hadn't given up a set until today. This is Kvitova's first grand slam win.

Kvitova's 6-3, 6-4 victory stunned many, as she managed to consistently break Sharapova, throwing the match off-balance. The left-handed Czech was able to consistently push Sharapova into corners forcing her to stretch and make weak returns.

The shocking upset was achieved in under an hour and a half.

For a match recap, check out our liveblog, here.