By Courtney Nguyen
August 29, 2011

Petra Kvitova lost 7-6 (3), 6-3 to Alexandra Dulgheru in the first round of the U.S. Open. (Photo: EPA/Landov)

This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who was watching Petra Kvitova over the summer, but the powerful Czech wasn't so powerful today as she went down to Romanian Alexandra Dulgheru, 7-6 (3), 6-3.

The lefty sprayed 52 unforced errors and struggled with her timing throughout the match. This is the first time a reigning Wimbledon champion lost in the first round of the U.S. Open. Not a great reason to be in the record books, Petra.

"Top Seed to Crash Early,"

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