At Wimbledon, a history was scripted on Saturday when Simona Halep defeats Serena Williams. The Romanian player played exceptionally well to win her first at the All England Club. She stunned the American Tennis pro with 6-2 6-2 in one of the finest performances in a final in the tournament’s recent history. She has become the first Romanian to win a singles title at Wimbledon.
It was on the first set when British fan yelled “Serena, wake up!” which means viewers had high expectation from the American Tennis star. Serena heard it too and said, “I definitely wasn’t asleep.”
This is Halep’s second major winning after the 2018 French Open before this she had lost to the quarterfinals last month to US teen Amanda Anisimova as the defending champion. “This loss provided extra motivation for Wimbledon,” her grand slam winning manager Virginia Ruzici said.
Halep was on top of her game from its starting to end. Serena also told the crowd present at court, “She really played out of her mind.” After winning the trophy, Simona Halep talked to the reporters about her win at Wimbledon. She said, “I’ve always been intimidated a little bit when I faced Serena. She’s an inspiration for everyone and the model for everyone.”
“Today, I decided before the match that I’m going to focus on myself and on the final of a grand slam, not on her. That’s why I was able to play my best, to be relaxed, and to be able to be positive and confident against her,” she added further.
Williams said on Halep’s win, “It was a little bit ‘a deer in the headlights’ for me.” On her defeats in final matches, she said that she would have to figure out a way to win a final.