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.
She sunk to her knees when Williams sent a forehand into the net after 56 minutes.
The Romanian won 6-2 6-2 in front of an incredulous Centre Court, running after everything the American threw at her.
“It was my best match,” the 27-year-old said after her second Grand Slam title following her 2018 French Open success.
For 37-year-old Williams, it was a third major final defeat in 12 months. She will once again have to wait for a 24th major, one that will tie her with Margaret Court for the all time lead.
Sitting in the Royal Box were Williams’s good friend, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
“She played out of her mind, it was a little bit deer in the headlights for me,” Williams said.
Source : Various