Why Kvitova is the complete package

Updated: May 27, 2011, 6:02 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- In a foul funk, Petra Kvitova kicked the red dirt on the baseline of the Court No. 1 "Bull Ring," saying bad things to herself in Czech. Her long, 6-foot frame drooped in a more universal language.

The 21-year-old, fighting herself, trailed Jie Zheng 4-3, 15-30 in her second-round match. And then she launched a serve -- thwock! -- at 110 miles an hour, which Zheng couldn't handle. The next one was 113 mph. Kvitova eventually won the game and, having conquered herself, locked ...

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