Serena Williams loses to Simona Halep in Wimbledon women's final


"The biggest key with our matches is the (6-0 6-2) loss that I had".

"I think it's a great feeling to face Serena in a Grand Slam final". Overall at Wimbledon, Djokovic is now 63-1 after winning the first set.

"I'm desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her", she said. Both players are from the Netherlands. "I know how to change some things when (other things) don't work very well", said the 2018 French Open champion.

Also, Joachim Gerard of Belgium and Stefan Olsson of Sweden won the men's wheelchair doubles title by beating Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid of Britain 6-4, 6-2.

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 a year ago.

"This week I realized that I have a good chance on grass because I have strong legs, I can open the court", Halep said after her semifinal win.

Serena Williams' wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title goes on after Simona Halep stunned the off-key American 6-2 6-2 in a one-sided Wimbledon final on Saturday.

Williams has already had two failed attempts in finals to win that 24th major - after contesting last year's Wimbledon and US Open showpiece matches - and, regardless of what she says, everyone knows the American wants that record.

More news: Key To The City Stolen From U.S
More news: How to get free McDonald’s fries using your iPhone
More news: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch

Williams still holds the record for most major singles titles in the professional era with 23, one more than Steffi Graf.

The Romanian has beaten Williams just once in their previous 10 meetings but insisted her record against the 23-time Grand Slam victor was not cause for concern.

The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex had front row seats in the Royal Box, the latter desperately hoping to see her close friend Williams have her moment.

All that stands in Serena Williams' way is seventh-seeded Simona Halep.

Halep's first appearance in the Wimbledon final means she has reached the final in three of the four grand slams - with just the US Open missing from her resume. Williams had zero winners and nine unforced errors.

However, that was a rare show of her fiery side as Halep broke her to lead 3-2.

The current holder of that prestigious dish is Angelique Kerber, who lost to Lauren Davis earlier in the tournament, but Serena has won it seven times and will quite fancy an eighth today.

Wheelchair tennis made its debut at Wimbledon in 2016.