Shock defeat for Serena Williams as Simona Halep lifts maiden Wimbledon title

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Shock defeat for Serena Williams as Simona Halep lifts maiden Wimbledon title. Pic Twitter

With everything at stake, one did expect that outcome may go either but no one would had expected the way 24 time Grand slam winner Serena Williams will go down in the Wimbledon 2019 final against  Simona Halep.

It was total dominance by Romanian over her American rival as the match ended in mere 55 minutes with Simona Halep by 6-2, 6-2.


Shock defeat for Serena Williams as Simona Halep lifts maiden Wimbledon title. Pic Twitter

The final was played on Saturday in which Simona Halep stunned seven-time champion Serena Williams in London.

This is Halep’s second grand slam title after winning French Open in 2018. The result denied Williams from equalling Margaret Court’s all-time record of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

“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.


Shock defeat for Serena Williams as Simona Halep lifts maiden Wimbledon title. Pic Twitter

“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.”

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.


Shock defeat for Serena Williams as Simona Halep lifts maiden Wimbledon title. Pic Twitter

An inspired Halep took full advantage of an error-strewn display by seven-times champion Williams to become the first Romanian to win the Wimbledon title.

The 27-year-old Halep broke serve in the opening game and raced into a 4-0 lead. She remained rock solid throughout and Williams simply could not respond.

There were signs that Williams was finding her range in the second set but Halep was undaunted and reeled off the last five games, the contest ending after Williams buried a forehand into the net after 56 minutes.

It is the second year running that Williams arrived in the final seeking to match Margaret Court’s record 24 singles majors. Last year she failed to get a set against Angelique Kerber. She then went on to lose the U.S. Open final.

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