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Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title

13 July, 2019, 18:03 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • US player Serena Williams celebrates after beating Czech Republic’s Barbora Strycova during their women’s singles semi-final match at Wimbledon in Lond

If she continues her trend against Halep on Saturday, she will tie Margaret Court for most Grand Slam singles titles with 24.

Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and kept Serena Williams from winning her eighth on Saturday.

Halep won her first Grand Slam previous year at the French Open and adds the Venus Rosewater Dish to her trophy case with a match where she committed just three unforced errors, compared to 25 by the seven-time Wimbledon champion Williams.

As for Simona. she's on a roll. She will now head to the American hard court season, which culminates at the U.S. Open, where she will have to confront the memories of the unfortunate situation in last year's final.

On this cloudy, cool afternoon, with the temperature in the low 70s (low 20s Celsius), Halep began with a pair of service breaks and even delivered the match's first ace, at 106 miles per hour, which put her out front 4-0 after 11 astonishing minutes.

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And as Williams prepares to take to Centre Court at the All England Club, a YouGov poll has revealed how many men and women think they could claim a point from the 37-year-old serial victor if they met her on court.

"She literally played out of her mind", a gracious Williams said after the match.

Serena stands close to the baseline for her return, which makes the body serve more effective because she has less time to get out of the way. "It's a day-today basis with me". I can play everywhere, against anyone. When I go on court. I respect a lot what she has done and what she's doing. Now, if I face her, I will believe that I have my chance to win against her. "I'm just trying to enjoy it as much as possible". "Congratulations, Simona. It was a little bit "a deer in the headlights" for me", Williams said. "So, I mean, whenever a player plays that incredible, you just kind of have to take your hat off and give them a nod of the head". This is her first Wimbledon final.

Williams, watched by her husband Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, said despite being proud of what she was achieving at her age she still hankered after her mentality when she was younger. "It's just about going out there and giving my best effort, no matter what".

"I think technology has really changed", said Williams, who at 37 years of age and 291 days is the oldest Grand Slam finalist in the modern era.



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