Womenโ€™s Singles Final: Simona Halep vs Serena Williams

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Simona Halep reaches her first Wimbledon Final

With a straight-set victory, Halep eased into her first Wimbledon final. Romanian seventh seed Halep wrapped up a 6-1 6-3 victory over the Ukrainian eighth seed in one hour 13 minutes.

“It is one of the best moments of my life,” said Halep, whose previous best finish at Wimbledon was reaching the 2014 semi-finals. Five years ago she was very close, but twisted her ankle in the semi-final.ย 

Speaking to the BBC, the 27-year-old added: “I’m really excited but also nervous. I’m just trying to enjoy it as much as possible.

“It was not as easy as the score shows. I fought really hard, [Svitolina] is an amazing player and it’s always tough to play against her.”

On what has changed since 2014, she said: “I have more experience, I am positive on court and I am not giving up anymore. I have learnt many things in five years.”

 

Serena Williams returns to the Finalย 

Serena will play for her eight Wimbledon title. Williams defeated Strycova 6-1, 6-2 to make it to the Wimbledon 2019 final.

“Itโ€™s good, especially after my year,” Williams said. “It feels good to be back in the final. I just needed some matches. Every match Iโ€™m improving. Now Iโ€™m feeling good I can do what I do best, and thatโ€™s playing tennis. I wake up every morning and I get to be fit, play in front of crowds. Not everyone can do that. I love what I do, itโ€™s just a remarkable experience. [Halep is] tough. We always have tough matches. I look forward to it.

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