LONDON, Great Britain
Petra Kvitova made a winning return to Centre Court at Wimbledon on Monday, ousting Sweden's Johanna Larsson in the first round at Wimbledon, 6-3, 6-4.
Kvitova entered Centre Court to warm applause, and did look the part of a two-time champion playing a woman who had never won a match in six previous trips to the All-England Club for much of the 84-minute encounter.
"It was very special, I have to say," Kvitova said. "When we came on the court, I know British crowd, but today I feel a little bit different. I mean, they scream a little bit more than they normally do. It was very special for me to feel the energy from the crowd again. It was through the match all the time.