Kvitova says Serena a Great Champion

Former Wimbledon women’s champion Petra Kvitova saw her reign as the champion of the All England Club ended by a resurgent Serena Williams, but the Czech Republic player believes that Williams deserved her title on the back of some tremendous form since she made her comeback to the court.

Williams, who went on to defeat newly crowned world number one Victoria Azarenka in the semi final of Wimbledon and Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in the final to claim her 5th title at the All England Club deserved to be crowned the champion, according to the former world number two.

Kvitova stated that the performances Williams has put up since returning to the court after spending almost 10 months off the court due to injury and health issues deserved the title simply because of the sheer desire and hunger that she displayed to return to the pinnacle of tennis. And Petra Kvitova has no qualms about getting beaten by Williams, who, according to her, was the worthy winner of their match.

However, Kvitova believes that she didn’t play that badly against Serena but what made the difference was the big serve of the American. The tennis betting online made Williams a slim favourite, so it was hardly a shock that Kvitova went out.

Kvitova had even more praise for the 30 year old as she stated that what makes a great champion is that they know what they need to do in order to win important points and that is something every young player can learn from the Wimbledon champion, who also went on to win the title in doubles with her sister Venus, merely five hours after her singles triumph.

Petra Kvitova, who is ranked at 6th according to the new rankings released by the WTA has added that she is looking forward to return to the All England Club, which will host the tennis events of the London Olympic Games. Kvitova then heads off to Flushing Meadows, and if you’re going to bet on US Open 2012, she might be worth a punt.