Serena Williams vs Simona Halep – Serena Williams faced Czech, Barbora Strycova in the semi-finals of Wimbledon. It was a match between the world’s number 10 and the world’s number 54. Strycova was a surprise semifinalist as nobody expected her to make it this far. Some critics called her tennis unprofessional but effective. Strycova played very well defensively. Serena Williams was unable to answer her groundstrokes. The American soon found her form as she broke Strycova the first time. She kept on building this momentum and kept racing ahead in the score sheet when faced three straight break points.
Wimbledon Tennis Final
Serena Williams vs Simona Halep
Serena won the set by serving an ace for the last point. Strycova seemed frustrated after the first set slamming her racket on her thighs. The second set started more evenly with both the athletes winning their first two serve sets. Williams was again able to break Strycova and gained the lead in the match once again. The match finished in favor of Williams winning 6-1,6-2. Nobody expected the 33-year-old to make this far considering she has not been playing a lot of tennis anymore. Serena Williams is now in the race for the 24th grand slam title to tie Margaret Court’s all-time record.
Wimbledon Tennis Final
Serena Williams vs Simona Halep – The second semi-final included Romania’s, Simona Halep and Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina. This match featured long rallies between the two. Both of them started the game really well. Halep was able to place the ball in positions she wanted to and Svitolina was giving her all the making runs everywhere and trying to counter Halep. Halep got the break on the third service by the Ukranian, but Svitolina immediately broke back to love. Halep wanted to finish things quickly and stop playing long rallies, sending back a dangerous return which Svitolina couldn’t get past the net. The game ended 6-1,6-3 with Halep winning in straight sets. The French Open Champion has now booked her spot for the first time in the Wimbledon finals. Serena Williams stands in Simona Haleps way to stop her from becoming a Wimbledon Champion. Halep and Williams both are former Women’s Singles World Number 1.
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