Tennis: Halep wins 2019 Wimbledon title

Romania's Simona Halep bags 2019 Wimbledon title in women's singles, beating US opponent Williams in final

Can Erozden   | 13.07.2019
Tennis: Halep wins 2019 Wimbledon title Simona Halep of Romania celebrates after winning the match against Serena Williams of the United States (not seen) in the ladies singles finals of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019 held on Day 12 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. ( Ray Tang - Anadolu Agency )


Romanian tennis player Simona Halep beat her U.S. opponent Serena Williams 2-0 on Saturday to win the 2019 Wimbledon title in women's singles.

Halep won against Williams in two sets with scores of 6-2, 6-2, an extraordinary performance in the final which was completed in 55 minutes.

Following Saturday's victory over Williams, world no. 7 Halep won her first Wimbledon title.

"It was my Mum’s dream for me. She said if I wanted to do something in tennis I have to play the final of Wimbledon, so today the day came," 27-year-old Halep said.

In addition to the Wimbledon trophy, Halep bagged £2.35 million ($2.95 million) in prize money.

The 2019 Wimbledon champion, Halep previously picked up the 2018 French Open title -- widely known as Roland Garros -- with this year's Wimbledon is her second grand slam achievement.

Wimbledon runner-up Williams, 37, had been looking to win her 24th grand slam title.

Williams last won the 2017 Australian Open, her 23rd major singles title.

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