Wimbledon 2011 Ladies' Finals: Maria Sharapova Drops First Set To Petra Kvitova

Match updates from Day 12 at Wimbledon 2011, where the ladies' singles final is being aired live, which in and of itself qualifies as news. Now playing: World No. 5 Maria Sharapova vs. No. 8 Petra Kvitova, for the right to hoist the Venus Rosewater Dish.

No. 8 Petra Kvitova leads No. 5 Maria Sharapova, 6-3. It's actually sunny at the All England Club today, which just seems cheeky after the consistent plague of rain delays that've dogged the fortnight. Sharapova elects to receive, a sage choice given her recent history of double-faulting her way out of easy set wins; she in fact will go on to commit four during this first set alone. 

Sharapova takes the first game, but helpfully breaks her own serve in the second; Kvitova controls the third game in her own right to take a two-one lead. Two more games are traded before Kvitova blasts to a five-two lead, and surrenders one more game to the former grass champ before sealing the first set, 6-3. It's the first set Sharapova has dropped at Wimbledon this year. 

Stay tuned to this StoryStream for more match updates from the Championships. 

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