LONDON -- Nearly everything went right for Petra Kvitova, as she stormed to a 6-3, 6-0 victory to win her second Wimbledon title on Saturday.
Serving for the game at 2-1 in the first set, the big-hitting Kvitova, whose movement is supposed to be her weakness, punctuated her scrambling defense with a backhand winner that left the Centre Court crowd gasping.
The shot consolidated an early break, and Kvitova went on to lose just two more games in the 55 minute match, the shortest Wimbledon final since 1983. This shot highlighted one of the best matches of Kvitova's career.
"Maybe from that time I was like, 'OK, that's not normal,'" Kvitova said, with a smile.
We expect Kvitova to pound the ball for 28 winners, but we don't expect her to play defense like that. She didn't expect it either.
"I mean, a few shots was really incredible and I really couldn't believe that I made it actually," she said. "I made it and I did good job from the position still, so it was really incredible. Really for the first time I said, Oh, my God, this is good! I can really run and put everything back."