Friday, 19 July, 2019

Simona Halep upsets Serena Williams to win Wimbledon singles title

Simona Halep- Wimbledon 2019- Getty 'Just brutal': Serena Williams makes tennis history in Wimbledon thrashing
Sidney Guerrero | 13 July, 2019, 18:28

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam victor, faces Simona Halep of Romania on Saturday as the USA ace bids to equal the all-time record for Major titles.

Williams, seeded 11th, was making make her 11th appearance in the singles finals at the All England Club and trying for her eighth title here.

Simona Halep of Romania pose for a photo with her trophy after winning the Ladies' Singles final against Serena Williams of The United States during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England.

The American, who won her first Wimbledon title in 2002, credits improvements in sports science for her longevity as she seeks to match Margaret Court's all-time grand slam mark.

This is Serena's 3rd Grand Slam loss in a row.

"I'm desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her", she said.

As for Halep, the 2018 French Open champion is feeling herself as well.

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She may need the best performance of her career to prevail against one of the best to ever play the game.

"The key of the match will be how Serena will handle the pressure of possibly achieving a milestone". "It's just about going out there and giving my best effort, no matter what". Williams needed three sets to advance past the Round of 16 at this year's Australian Open. 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. You just can't play average at Wimbledon finals, some people might do that. Both players were dominant in their semifinal matches, with Williams beating Barbara Strycova 6-2, 6-1 and Halep knocking off Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3.

Williams is facing an uphill battle - her last Grand Slam title came in 2017 at the Australian Open. Or put a palm up and look at her guest box, as if thinking, "What can I do?" She has appeared calmer and more content as the rounds have gone by, her game no doubt sharpened by her Murena double act with Andy Murray. "It's just a big challenge for me".

Additionally, Halep is the first Romanian woman to make the Wimbledon final.

The 27-year-old raced to retrieve an incredible get which sneaked over the net and Williams was only able to put her shot into the net.

"Instead of having nothing to lose, I feel like I have things to lose, but I also have nothing to lose".

"Simona has to get the first strike because when she's on the defensive, Serena will get closer to the baseline, and it will become that much harder to go down the line".

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