Tennis: Wimbledon women's final penpix

LONDON, July 1, 2011 (AFP) - Penpix of Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova who will meet in Saturday's Wimbledon women's final:


MARIA SHARAPOVA (RUS)

World ranking: 6

Birthdate: April 19, 1987

Birthplace: Nyagan, Russia

Residence: Bradenton, Florida

Height: 6'2" (1.88m)

Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned pro: 2001


Career Singles titles: 23

Grand Slam singles titles: 3 (2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open, 2008 Australian Open

Career prize money: $15,150,304

Best Wimbledon result: Winner (2004)


- Has clawed her way back up the world rankings after persistent shoulder injury threatened to derail her career. Has reached the 2011 final without dropping a set at a tournament where she enjoyed her Grand Slam breakthrough in 2004.

PETRA KVITOVA (CZE)

World ranking: 8

Birthdate: March 8, 1990

Birthplace: Bilovec, Czech Republic

Residence: Fulnek, Czech Republic

Height: 6 ft (1.83 m)

Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)

Plays: Left-handed

Turned pro: 2006


Career Singles titles: 4

Grand Slam singles titles: 0

Career prize money: $2,592,064

Best Wimbledon result: Finalist (2011)


- Left-hander Kvitova virtually slipped beneath the radar on her way to her first Grand Slam final. With booming forehands and confidence at the net, the 21-year-old is capable of mixing up her game but prone to sudden collapses. Three of her four career titles have come in 2011.

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