Tennis: Halep wins 2019 Wimbledon title
Romania's Simona Halep bags 2019 Wimbledon title in women's singles, beating US opponent Williams in final
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.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.