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Halep crushes Serena to win maiden Wimbledon title

London: Seventh seed Simona Halep crushed eight-time winner Serena Williams in straight units to win her maiden Wimbledon title right here on Saturday.

The 27-year-old Romanian took solely 56 minutes to upset the 37-year-old Williams 6-2, 6-2, thus successful her second Grand Slam title after the French Open victory in 2018.

Williams, who received her first Wimbledon title in 2002, discovered it onerous to deal with the fast-moving Halep, making a complete of 26 unforced errors towards three by her rival.

Halep fell on her knees together with her arms raised to the sky in celebration. It was simply her second victory over the 23-time Grand Slam champion in 11 conferences. The primary one got here in 2014.

“It was the best match I have ever played. I had nerves. My stomach wasn’t well before I came out on court. But I just concentrated on doing my best. It was my mum’s dream. She said when I was 10 that if I want to do something in tennis, it is to play in the Wimbledon final,” Halep mentioned.

“I have changed my game a bit to win more matches on grass and this year I felt that I could do more with the ball. I cannot wait to get back next year,” she mentioned in entrance of a packed crowd within the Centre Court docket.

Williams, seeded 11th this yr, mentioned, “She (Halep) literally played out of her mind. When a player plays that amazing, then you have to take your hat off and say well done. I’ve got to keep trying, keep fighting and enjoying the sport,” the American mentioned.

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