Simona Halep has crushed Serena Williams to say her first ever Wimbledon title.

The previous world primary beat the American in straight units, taking the primary 6-2.

She served for the Championship, to make the second 6-2.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Serena Williams of The United States reacts in her Ladies' Singles final against Simona Halep of Romania during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Serena Williams screams after a degree within the second set
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Simona Halep of Romania, winner and Serena Williams of The United States, runner-up pose for a photo with their respective trophies after the Ladies' Singles final during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Halep and Williams with their trophies

If Williams had received, it might have been her eighth Wimbledon title and her 24th Grand Slam.

Regardless of a robust begin within the second set from Williams, the Romanian was capable of overcome and received her first grass Grand Slam title.

Halep, 27, additionally denied Williams the chance to equal the file for many Grand Slam titles, presently held by Margaret Court docket.

The match took lower than an hour, and is among the shortest finals ever performed.

Halep has not too long ago spoken of having fun with taking part in on grass. Her solely different Grand Slam title got here from the French Open final yr, performed on clay.

She has not beforehand been a fan of grass, however discovered her recreation at this yr’s Wimbledon. Within the semi-finals she noticed off Elina Svitolina, dropping simply 4 video games.

Serena Williams' close friend the Duchess of Sussex watched the final, along with the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton
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Serena Williams’ shut pal the Duchess of Sussex watched the ultimate, together with the Duchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: [L-R] Woody Harrelson, Laura Louie, Aidan Turner, Jodie Whittaker, Julia Lemigova, Martina Navratilova, Ann Jones, Conchita Martínez, Heinz Rudolf Kunze, Andrew J. Feustel, Wimbledon Chairman Philip Brook, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Pippa Middleton in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
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Celebrities together with Woody Harrelson, Laura Louie, Aidan Turner, Jodie Whittaker, Martina Navratilova and extra turned out

The women’ last was attended by dozens of celebrities in addition to Williams’ shut pal, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex.

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She sat alongside her sister-in-law Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge.

Additionally noticed within the stands had been Jodie Whittaker, Aidan Turner, Lily James, Gill Brook and Theresa Could, having fun with her final Wimbledon as prime minister.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Serena Williams of The United States plays a backhand in her Ladies' Singles final against Simona Halep of Romania during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Williams was denied her file equalling slam
Aidan Turner and Lily James
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Actors Aidan Turner and Lily James watched the sport

For Williams, it’s the second yr in a row she has made it to the Wimbledon last and been crushed – dropping to Angelique Kerber final yr.

After the match, Williams mentioned Halep “actually performed out of her thoughts”.

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She mentioned: “It was a little bit bit ‘deer within the headlights’ for me. Each time somebody performs like that you just simply must take your hat off and nod your head.”

Williams didn’t play any matches earlier than Wimbledon and teamed up with former world primary Andy Murray to get extra matches within the combined doubles.

Halep was requested if she ever performed a greater match than that, and mentioned: “By no means.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Simona Halep of Romania celebrates in her Ladies' Singles final against Serena Williams of The United States during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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It is Halep’s first Wimbledon title
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Simona Halep of Romania celebrates with the trophy after winning the Ladies' Singles final against Serena Williams of The United States during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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Simona Halep lifts the Venus Rosewater trophy on the event

She mentioned: “I got here on court docket and gave my greatest.

“It is one thing very particular and I’ll always remember today. It was my mum’s dream that I might play the ultimate of Wimbledon – due to my dad and mom.”

Paying tribute to her opponent, she mentioned: “It was one of the best match and Serena at all times impressed us. I’ve labored loads for this second, it’s exhausting to elucidate so I really feel nice.”

Talking about her new love for grass, Halep mentioned she did plenty of work to vary her recreation to adapt for grass courts.

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She mentioned: “It was a tremendous yr, a tremendous event, I am unable to wait to return again.”

Gill Brook and Theresa May
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Gill Brook and Theresa Could had been amongst spectators
Jodie Whittaker
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Jodie Whittaker was on Centre Court docket for the ultimate

Halep mentioned she hoped she would see the Duchess of Cambridge, and admitted she was “excited” to fulfill the royals after, having been unaware she could be greeted by the household after the match.

Catherine attended along with her sister, for the second time this event, having visited on day one final week. For Meghan, it was her second journey too, as she attended one other of Williams’ matches earlier within the event.

The pair laughed once they heard Halep categorical her shock that she would meet Catherine, a patron of the Garden Tennis Affiliation and the All England Garden Tennis Membership.

Earlier than taking her seat on Centre Court docket, the Duchess of Cambridge met a number of the junior gamers at this yr’s occasion and likewise spoke to officers.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Pharrell Williams in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
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Pharrell Williams within the Royal Field on Centre Court docket
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Woody Harrelson attends Women's Final Day at the Wimbledon 2019 Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
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Woody Harrelson attends Ladies’s Last Day at Wimbledon

Halep made simply three unforced errors all through the match, whereas Williams racked up 26.

It’s the third consecutive Grand Slam last Williams has misplaced with the record-equalling goal on her thoughts. She misplaced to Naomi Osaka within the US Open final September.

She has not received a event because the 2017 Australian Open, when she was pregnant. She took a yr off the tour after her daughter Olympia was born, and has handled accidents since her return.

Tennis nice Billie Jean King tweeted: “Congratulations to @Simona_Halep on an amazing win. One of the vital completely executed matches I’ve ever seen. She’s Romania’s first-ever singles champion! Unimaginable tennis.”

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