Monday, July 15, 2019

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon tittle


History was made at Wimbledon on Saturday but if you were rooting for Serena Williams, it wasn't what you hoped for.

Simona Halep became the first Romanian to win Wimbledon when she stunned the American 6-2 6-2 in what had to be one of the finest performances in a final in the tournament's recent history.

Halep needed only one more minute than the Czech, 56, to see off the 37-year-old Williams.

Her three unforced errors were the fewest in a Wimbledon final since records were kept in 1998.
"I've always been intimidated a little bit when I faced Serena," Halep, who struck 13 winners, told reporters. "She's an inspiration for everyone and the model for everyone.
"Today I decided before the match that I'm going to focus on myself and on the final of a grand slam, not on her. That's why I was able to play my best, to be relaxed, and to be able to be positive and confident against her."

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