Halep Stuns Williams and Wins Wimbledon Finals

Noora Popal
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@NooraPopal

Sunday, July 14, 2019


Simona Halep stunned everyone as she dominated Serena Williams in a 56-minute match beating her 6-2, 6-2. She not only beat one of the world’s best tennis players, but she did it on a surface that she was unfamiliar with. Halep is the first Romanian to ever win Wimbledon.

Williams had a rough time finding her rhythm in this finals match as she lost one set after the other, unable to make effective shots. 

The Romanian played with a lot of power and didn’t cave under pressure while playing the champion. She didn’t give up on plays and predicted Serena’s serve very well. 

Williams dropped the first set 2-6, seeming stunned at the shots she was missing and the errors she was making, as it was out of character for her. 

Her serves weren’t effective against Halep, and she looked almost confused by how poorly she was playing. 

There were no signs of emotions on Halep’s side as the Romanian edged closer to winning her second-ever Grand Slam title. No one expected Halep to beat Serena and especially not in the way that she did, winning several breakpoints and winning 12 games compared to Serena's 4. 

Halep took the second set 6-2 after which she couldn't contain the overflow of emotions. 

She mentioned her mom, whose dream it was for her daughter to win at Wimbledon. 

“My mom said when I was 10 that if I want to do something in tennis I have to play in the final at Wimbledon,” said Halep.

Serena Williams wanted to make history by winning her 24th Grand Slam title in her singles career, but it looks like she will have to wait a little longer to do that.