Serena Williams Loses Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Final to Simona Halep

Angelo Anderson
July 14, 2019

Playing for one of the few records in tennis history that she doesn't own outright - a 24th Grand Slam title that would tie Margaret Court's mark - Williams was undone by a slew of unforced errors in Wimbledon's women's final and fell to the far steadier Simona Halep, 6-2, 6-2, in just 56 minutes. As of 2019, she won two Grand Slam titles, the 2018 French Open, and the 2019 Wimbledon Championships.

For Williams, the loss was especially hard as it kept her from a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title, a record only held by Australian Margaret Court.

Williams is facing an uphill battle - her last Grand Slam title came in 2017 at the Australian Open.

After facing a devastating defeat to Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final Saturday, Serena Williams used her platform to keep fighting for equality.

And Williams praised Halep, saying that the 27-year-old had "literally played out of her mind".

Each time she hit a signature placement or teed off on a Halep serve, an error soon followed to wipe out her advantage. "It's fantastic. It's not a surprise she won because mentally she was ready for this win and it's now time for all of Romania to celebrate", Comaneci told Reuters in a telephone interview moments after a beaming Halep walked off Centre Court clutching the Venus Rosewater Dish. She is also now the first Romanian to win a singles title at the All England Club.

Williams was responding to a question from a journalist who told her tennis legend Billie Jean King suggested the 23-time major victor should stop trying to be a "celebrity" and concentrate on winning matches.

The Romanian has beaten Williams just once in their previous 10 meetings but insisted her record against the 23-time Grand Slam victor was not cause for concern.

"I feel like she's back". According to ESPN, the star athlete has reached at least one major final in 12 consecutive years, which is the second-longest such streak by a woman in the Open era.

"I kept telling you guys I thought the doubles would help me".

"I said at the start of the tournament that one of my motivations was to win and become a lifetime member of the club".

Halep weathered the squall, then reeled off the last five games of what she described as the match of her life.

"But if she's happy doing it this way it's fine". This is not the kind of background din you need when trying to win a Grand Slam.

"I really feel like it helped me, not just for today and this event, but hopefully it will help me just in the future". "I just hugged her and I kissed her". You can get nervous, too nervous.

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