Halep on Wimbledon triumph: 'Once you win one, it gets easier'

Extra tennis things make Serena Williams' Grand Slam win harder- King

It was the 11th Wimbledon final for Williams, and first for Halep.

She was equally thrilled to have delivered on something her mum told her when she was growing up - that if she wanted to do "something really special in tennis" she would need to play in a Wimbledon final.

On top of her game right from start to finish, Halep overwhelmed Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion for her second major championship.

"She literally played out of her mind", Williams said of Halep after the match. "Whenever a player plays like that you just have to take your hat off".

'I don't know any other woman who can run as fast as Halep.

"In everything she does, Serena shines a light on what all of us must fight for in order to achieve equality for all", King wrote.

Not bad for someone who has been frank about how jittery she has gotten in past big matches and began the day having lost nine of 10 matchups against Williams.

SERENA WILLIAMS was surprisingly outplayed by Simona Halep as she lost the Wimbledon final on Saturday afternoon - but the tennis legend also broke a Grand Slam pattern that had been running 2001.

'Ilie, thank you for coming, you're supporting me all match, ' she said for good measure. "I think she really needs to continue working on her fitness and get refocused if she wants to beat all these records, like Margaret Court's singles record of 24". For viewers without a cable or satellite subscription, your best bet is to sign up for a standalone streaming service, most of which are easy to cancel and may be offering a free trial period. She made it to the final of Wimbledon in 2018 but lost to Angelique Kerber.

Halep began the week halting American 15-year-old Coco Gauff's dream run and will end it at the Champions Ball after dismantling seven-times victor Williams 6-2 6-2 with an inspired display on Centre Court.

"The cycles of poverty, discrimination, and sexism are much, much harder to break than the record for Grand Slam titles", she wrote.

Since returning to tennis, Williams has dealt with injuries but still managed to remain among the game's elite.

Halep, charm and joy personified, agreed she had never played better.

"I've just got to keep fighting, keep trying", she said.

But Williams said this is far from her last tournament.

But it was Halep who wowed the fans, haring across the turf to whip a superb backhand on her way to a second break which she sealed with a flashing backhand return victor. History isn't on Halep's side - she has a 1-9 record against Williams - but the fact that she's playing better on grass than ever before in her career should bolster her self-belief.

When time was called, she took a deep breath, exhaling as her shoulders sank down without tension, and headed back on the court to finish what she had started against Serena Williams.

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