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Wimbledon 2019 Highlights, Serena Williams vs Simona Halep, Women's Final: Halep beats Williams to win second Grand Slam title

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Wimbledon 2019 Highlights, Serena Williams vs Simona Halep, Women's Final: Halep beats Williams to win second Grand Slam title
  • Serena Williams's place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she at least equals Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles

  • Williams will hope for a happier ending than being out-played both by Angelique Kerber in last year's Wimbledon final and Naomi Osaka in the US Open final where a spectacular meltdown torpedoed her cause, leading her to eventually consult a therapist

  • 27-year-old Simona Halep has won just one of the four Grand Slam finals in which she has appeared — last year's French Open

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July 13, 2019 - 20:05 (IST)

That's it from us! 

We'll leave you with this beautiful image of Halep with the Venus Rosewater dish! See you tomorrow for the men's singles final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Good bye!

July 13, 2019 - 20:03 (IST)

Here's Simona Halep's victory speech in full

July 13, 2019 - 19:50 (IST)

Simona Halep is the 2019 Wimbledon champion!

July 13, 2019 - 19:49 (IST)

The Champion speaks!

Simona Halep: It was the best match and Serena inspired a lot. It was an honour


I had nerves believe me. My stomach was not very well but I knew there was no time for emotions. This is something special and I will never forget this. This is for my mum because when I was little she said that she wanted me to play in the final at Wimbledon.


When I started playing this year, I told the people in the locker room I want to win the title because that would give me a lifetime membership and now I have it!

Actually, I have changed my game to play better on grass. It was tough as I like to run but you can't slide on grass. But this time I enjoyed it and I can't wait to come back next year!

July 13, 2019 - 19:47 (IST)

Simona Halep is the 2019 Wimbledon champion!

Serena Williams: She literally played out of her mind, congratulations Simona!

You know, it was a little bit of deer in the headlights for me. Whenever a player plays that amazing, you have to take your hat off and give them a nod of your head.

You know, I just have to keep fighting and keep trying. I enjoy the sport, I love coming out and playing in front of you guys, it’s a joy.

My team is amazing, thank you guys for all the support and I love you all.

July 13, 2019 - 19:42 (IST)

Simona Halep is the 2019 Wimbledon champion!

July 13, 2019 - 19:38 (IST)

Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win the 2019 Wimbledon title!

Halep sinks to her knees after Serena hits her forehand wide as the realisation of what she has done sinks in! The Romanian was off the mark in a flash and did not allows Williams even a toe-hold in the match! Stunning from the newly-crowned Wimbledon champion!

July 13, 2019 - 19:33 (IST)

Serena Williams vs Simona Halep 2-6, 2-5*

Serena begins with a double fault and then goes 0-30 down with an errant backhand. She claws back with a fiery ace and two really good serves. She lets out an anguished smiled to see something finally going her way. Or is it? Two poor errors sees her go a break point down but Williams saves it with an ace thanks in part to Halep over-running the serve. A 24th unforced error from Serena sees the game get back to deuce and the Halep brings up another break point. And she BREAKS! Simona Halep is within one game of winning her first Wimbledon crown!

July 13, 2019 - 19:29 (IST)

Serena Williams vs Simona Halep 2-6, *2-4

Serena looked like she could break back at 15-30 but Halep grinds out a couple of good points to get the hold. The Romanian has blown the 23-time champion away so far! How can Serena come back in the match?

July 13, 2019 - 19:25 (IST)

Serena Williams vs Simona Halep 2-6, 2-3*

What stunning defence from Halep. Serena takes control of the rally and targets the open court only for Halep to somehow manage to get there and return. Serena's forehand cracks and Halep is up 0-30! The Romanian brings up two break points by winning a rally at the net with a forehand winner. Halep is everywhere as she nearly runs off court to get to a deep Serena backhand. The American has all the time in the world to hit an easy winner but sends it agonisingly long! Simona Halep is a set and a break up!

Preview: Serena Williams's place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she at least equals Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

The 37-year-old American gets a third chance in a year to go level with the controversial Australian when she plays another former world number one Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Williams will hope for a happier ending than being out-played both by Angelique Kerber in last year's Wimbledon final and Naomi Osaka in the US Open final where a spectacular meltdown torpedoed her cause, leading her to eventually consult a therapist.

Williams claimed after her semi-final romp over unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova that the Court landmark is not on her mind. "I thought about it this morning. I actually didn't think about it since because it's really not about 24 or 23 or 25," she said.

Halep, the first Romanian woman to play in the Wimbledon final, has the weaponry to upset Williams.

However, she will want her serve to be more reliable than it was in the early stages of her ultimately easy semi-final win over Elina Svitolina.

The 27-year-old has won just one of the four Grand Slam finals in which she has appeared — last year's French Open.

The size of the challenge confronting her is reflected in having won just one of her 10 previous meetings with Williams, although she has regularly taken her to three sets.

 

With inputs from Agencies.

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