Wimbledon Highlights: Simona Halep beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the women's singles final. © AFP
Simona Halep torpedoed Serena Williams's latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on Saturday when 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. Defeat for 37-year-old Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion who won the last of her 23 Slam titles 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.
Highlights Between Serena Williams vs Simona Halep, Wimbledon 2019 Semi-Final in London
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What a performance from Simona Halep. Absolutely brilliant from the Romanian! She has demolished Serena Williams and captured her maiden Wimbledon crown. Thank you for joining our live coverage. Do join us tomorrow for the big clash between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Simona Halep wins Wimbledon!
Simona Halep has absolutely demolished Serena in the final to win her maiden Wimbledon title. The former World No.1 wins 6-2, 6-2 to leave the American shell-shocked!
Simona on the brink!
Serena Williams is broken again! The Romanian is one game away. She will be serving for the title
3 points in a row!
Serena seems a bit surprised herself after winning three back-to-back points. However, she seems to have the demeanor of a person who is already given up!
Simona 2 games away!
Simona holds serve to go 4-2 up. She is two games away from winning her maiden Wimbledon title.
Simona breaks again! The Romanian goes a break up in the 2nd to take a 3-2 lead. Serena in big trouble!
Brilliant from Simona!
Simona is on fire. Serena reeling as the Romanian take a 40-15 lead to get two break points.
Simona on the charge!
Simona comes charging back to have a love hold of her own. It's 2-2 in the second set
Love hold for Serena!
Serena seems to have shrugged off her first set blues and is firing on all cylinders in the second. She easily holds her serve to lead 2-1
Simona was under immense pressure at 15-30 down but she stuck it out there with Serena making a couple of unforced errors. Simona holds to make it 1-1!
Serena holds serve!
Better start for Serena in the 2nd set. She holds serve to take a 1-0 lead
1st set to Simona!
Simona Halep holds her serve with some stubborn defending to win the first 6-2. Serena has been completely blown away! Can she comeback in the 2nd?
Serena holds her serve, rather easily this time to make trail 2-5!
Serena finding her feet!
Serena is beginning to find her feet and putting the Simona serve under pressure! But Simona looks up for the fight and a brilliant cross-court forehand winner puts her 5-1 up.
Serena on board!
Serena finally holds her serve to get on board. She trails 1-4 in the 1st set!
Simona 4-0 up!
Another easy hold for Simona as Serena is really struggling to find the range. Simona leads 4-0 in the 1st set!
Serena's serve broken again! Brilliant start for Simona. She is already 3-0 up in the 1st set
Simona on fire!
This is an astonishing start from Simona. She runs the width of the court and fires a backhand past Serena!
Simona Halep easily holds her serve to take a 2-0 lead in the first set
Simona Halep goes break up! Serena is broken in her first service game. What a start for Romanian!
Deep service returns has Serena in trouble. Break point for Simona!
Simona wins her first point of the final with a thunderous forehand
Here we go!
We are underway! Serena starts with an ace
The two players are warming up. We are minutes away from the start
They are out!
The two players have made their way out to the Centre Court
Nearing the start-time!
Not too long left for the women's singles final to start
Reliving old memories!
These two had clashed eight years back. Here's how it went!
Who's gunning for what?
Will it be be 24th Grand Slam win for Serena or a maiden title for Simona
Women power at the Centre Court!
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We have a mouthwatering clash on our hands as Serena Williams and Simona Halep vie for the title.
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