The star sensation Simona Halep defeats Serena Williams to achieve her long-held ambition of equalling Margaret Court's Grand Slam title record after both recorded easy victories in their Wimbledon final on Saturday. Seven-time champion Williams looked all over the place against Simona as the game first set lasted for mere 26 minutes and eventually finished with a scoreline of 6-2, 6-2 to win her first Wimbledon title.
After going one set down, Serena Williams looked all over the place and couldn't make a comeback in the second set. Simona, on the other hand, was able to capitalize on this opportunity and didn't give any room to Williams to make a comeback in the all-important game.
Former world number one Halep's clash with Ukrainian Elina Svitolina lasted a bit longer but the 27-year-old ran out a 6-1, 6-3 victor to become the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final. Williams has missed the chance to equal Australian Court's record on two occasions since returning from giving birth -- losing last year's Wimbledon final and then a bad-tempered defeat in the US Open final.
Earlier in the men's single semi-final between Rodger Fedrer and Rafael Nadal, Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer believes the "stars have aligned" as he attempts to become the oldest Grand Slam winner of modern times in Sunday's final against Novak Djokovic. The 37-year-old Swiss can clinch a record-extending 21st major if he manages to break free of the world number one's stranglehold. Four-time Wimbledon winner and defending champion Djokovic enjoys a 25-22 edge in career meetings, stretching back 13 years. The Serb has won 14 of their last 20 meetings and eight of the last 10. Federer has lost all four of their most recent meetings at the Slams and it's now seven years since he triumphed over the 32-year-old at the majors.