Serena Williams Loses Wimbeldon to Simona Halep

Ross Houston
July 13, 2019

Williams, whose two sets win took her to 200 career sets won at Wimbledon joint second with Chris Evert in the all-time women's list behind Martina Navratilova (249), says that she is in a better frame of mind than she was when she ended up losing in both the Wimbledon and US Open finals past year. "But normally, you feel the ball well and she needs to back herself and enjoy it also, but that comes after when you win", Roger Federer continued. The 37-year-old struggled against her fellow American but was never in any trouble against Strycova and arrives into the final as the favorite.

Serena Williams is set to lock horns with Simona Halep in Wimbledon 2019 final. In part because of a bad left knee, she only had played 12 matches all season until Wimbledon.

"I actually didn't think about it, because it's really not about 24 or 23 or 25", Williams said after her semifinal win.

"I just feel like we know so much more about our bodies".

Serena Williams has dominated her Wimbledon finals opponent Simona Halep in their head-to-head matchups to date.

"The key of the match will be how Serena will handle the pressure of possibly achieving a milestone".

Indeed the Halep fan who burst into song - waving a Romanian scarf from the 2015 Rugby World Cup - singing "We love you Simona, we do!" served to give her the boost to rattle Williams from the start.

"I was really calm".

"When I did it, I did it for tennis", she said when she ascended to the No. 1 player in the WTA.

Halep was not concerned with preventing Williams from winning a 24th Grand Slam title.

By contrast, Saturday's game was Halep's first final appearance at Wimbledon and, now, her only second Grand Slam title.

"I'm in a good position, honestly".

Williams and Halep have faced each other 10 times with Williams winning nine of the meetings.

Williams also lost in straight sets against Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final a year ago, and against Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open last September.

"I will focus on myself". "It's just about going out there and giving my best effort, no matter what". Or put a palm up and look at her guest box, as if thinking, "What can I do?"

Following a third-round loss at the French Open on June 1, Williams underwent treatment in Paris before resuming preparations about 1½ weeks before Wimbledon began.

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