Reluctant Star Petra Kvitova Back in Wimbledon Spotlight

From being a relatively anonymous figure on the women's tour, Petra Kvitova's Wimbledon victory brought her uncomfortable and unwanted scrutiny from the world's media and fans intrigued by her sudden rise to prominence.

updated: July 04, 2014 11:48 IST
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Petra Kvitova defeated Lucie Safarova and will now face Eugenie Bouchard in Wimbledon's title clash.


London: Petra Kvitova will reluctantly return to the spotlight in the Wimbledon final against Eugenie Bouchard on Saturday as the shy Czech tries to emulate her breakthrough triumph on Centre Court.

When Kvitova surprisingly defeated Maria Sharapova to win her first Grand Slam title in the 2011 Wimbledon final, it was expected to herald the start of a dominant period for the youngster, whose aggressive style seemed perfectly suited to the demands of the modern power game.

But Kvitova's no-nonsense on-court exterior hides a her true personality, which is far more quiet and reserved, and as a result she has been engaged in a long battle to deal with the harsh glare of the sporting spotlight.

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