Simona Halep destroys Williams’ record dream
The Romanian Simona Halep wins the tennis classic in Wimbledon for the first time. The US-American Serena Williams could have set with a win the eternal Grand Slam record of 24 titles, but conceded due to far too many errors in just 55 minutes a bitter defeat.
The Romanian world-class player Simona Halep has crowned for the first time Wimbledon winner and denied Serena Williams the next best mark. One year after the triumph of Angelique Kerber, the 27-year-old prevailed on Saturday with 6: 2, 6: 2 in just 55 minutes against the ten-year-old American through. In the astoundingly one-sided final of the world’s most important tennis tournament, the outsider of the industry’s long-standing dominators left little chance. A dream start, superior speed, a flawless game and precision secured her in front of Duchess Meghan and Duchess Kate the triumph. The seven-time Wimbledon winner Williams must continue to wait for their 24th Grand Slam title and is in this statistics a success behind the Australian Margaret Court back.
4: 0 after twelve minutes
Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou told the BBC, “This is the ultimate record, and that record is why she came back to tennis.” At the ripe old age, Roger Federer (37) wants to win Wimbledon once again in the men’s final on Sunday (15.00 CEST / Sky) against reigning champion Novak Djokovic (32). The British Duchess Meghan, wife of Prince Harry and a friend of Serena Williams, and Duchess Kate, wife of Prince William, saw in the royal box, as Williams failed the prelude to the game. Halep dominated in front of 15,000 spectators. The first break was followed by a winning serve of the former number one without loss of points – and another break. After only twelve minutes, it was 4-0. Only then did Williams win her first game. When Halep managed a backhand passing ball from the affliction, the favorite also applauded appreciatively. In her first Wimbledon final, the Romanian was not impressed by the atmosphere and brought after 26 minutes against the oldest Grand Slam finalist in 51 years of professional history, the first set. Williams committed too many unforced errors. After a balanced start to the second set Halep sat down after the break for 3: 2 again.
A year after the triumphant appearance of the German top players with two half-finalists and the golden finish of Kerber now trumpeted the 27-year-old from Constanta. For Kerber this time had been in lap two, Julia Görges did not arrive one lap later against the class of Williams.