Simona Halep has beaten Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon title
Simona Halep has won her first Wimbledon title.
The 27-year-old former world number one won 6-2 6-2 against Serena Williams in front of a packed-out Centre Court this afternoon [July 13].
It is her second Grand Slam title after her success at the French Open in 2018. She is also now the first Romanian to win a singles title at the All England Club.
Halep told Sky News after the match that she had "never" played a better game, adding:
"I came on court and gave my best.
"It's something very special and I will never forget this day. It was my mum's dream that I would play the final of Wimbledon - thanks to my parents."
And Williams praised Halep, saying that the 27-year-old had "literally played out of her mind."
"It was a little bit 'deer in the headlights' for me. Whenever someone plays like that you just have to take your hat off and nod your head."
Today's match was attended by a number of famous faces, including Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
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