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Saturday, 13 July 2019

TENNIS: Simona Halep Defeats Serena To Win Her First Wimbledon Title


Romanian tennis star, Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and crushed Serena Williams' latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title with a devastating 56-minute display of athleticism.

The 27-year-old captured her second career major with a 6-2, 6-2 victory adding a maiden Wimbledon, the first for her country in both men’s and women’s singles to her 2018 Roland Garros triumph.
Defeat for 37-year-old Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion who won the last of her 23 Slam titles at the 2017 Australian Open, meant her attempt to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record for major wins was put back on the ice until at least the US Open.
“My mom said when I was 10 that if I want to do something in tennis I have to play in the final at Wimbledon,” said Halep.
“I had lots of nerves, my stomach wasn’t very well. I have never played a better match.
“I said at the start of the tournament that one of my motivations was to win and become a lifetime member of the club.”
However, Williams bluntly admitted she had not been at the races against a superior opponent.
“She played out of her mind. I was like a deer in the headlights,” said Williams.


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