Novak Djokovic underlined his new status as the world's top tennis player in 2011 by shattering Rafael Nadal's winning streak at Wimbledon to add his own name to the roll of honour at The Championships for the first time.
The 24-year-old Serb, with his country's president watching from the Royal Box, won 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in two hours 28 minutes to continue his domination of the 2011 season - and Nadal in particular - throughout this most amazing season in his career.
Five times in succession he has now defeated the Spaniard in finals, but none were as important or will taste as sweet as this.
Tipped to create an upset at the 2011 Championships, few saw Petra Kvitova wining 6-3, 6-4 in one hour 25 minutes.
Although Maria Sharapova's play fell well below her best levels, it was in no small part due to the big-hitting torrent directed at her by the 21-year-old whose first, but surely not last, Grand Slam victory this was.
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