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Wimbledon 2019 Final: Simona Halep Leaves Beaten Serena Williams "Like Deer In Headlights"

 

 

Simona Halep beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 to capture her maiden Wimbledon crown. © AFP

 

 

 

Simona Halep said she had "never played better" after shattering Serena Williams's latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on Saturday as she stormed to a sensational victory in a 56-minute Wimbledon final . The 27-year-old Romanian captured her second career major with a 6-2, 6-2 victory, adding a maiden Wimbledon to her 2018 Roland Garros triumph. "I never played a better match," said Simona Halep. "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.

" I had lots of nerves, my stomach wasn ' t very well.

"I said at the start of the tournament that one of my motivations was to win and become a lifetime member of the club."

Defeat for 37- year-old Serena Williams a seven-time Wimbledon champion who won the last of her 23 Australian Open at the 2017 Australian Open, meant her attempt to equal Margaret Court's all-time record for major wins was put back on ice until at least the US Open.

Williams was undone by 26 unforced errors to Halep's two in a personal horror show on center court.

"She played out of her mind," said Williams. "I was like a deer in headlights."

 

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