August 16

Simona Halep dominates Serena Williams to win 2019 Wimbledon final

first_imgThis was just Halep’s second time ever beating Williams, bringing her all-time record in the series to 9-2. This marks the first time Williams has ever lost three major finals in succession since she made her first final in 1999. The 37-year-old also lost last year’s WImbledon final to Angelique Kerber.MORE: Follow live scores from every match at Wimbledon 2019″She literally played out of her mind,” WIlliams said on the telecast after the match. “So congratulations, Simona.”With the win, Halep is now 2-3 in Grand Slam finals, including her 2018 French Open title. This was her first Wimbledon championship, and her first appearance.Sporting News tracked the match from start to finish. How Halep scored a dominant upset for her first Wimbledon title:Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep live score, resultsBelow are live scores and results from the 2019 Wimbledon women’s singles final.WimbledonFinalSaturday 13 JulyEndSerena Williams (11)22-Simona Halep (7)66-All start times are estimatesClick here or refresh the page if you don’t see a live scoreboard.Match updates, highlights from 2019 Wimbledon women’s finalSet 2: Halep 6, Williams 210:08 a.m.: And there it is. Halep holds Williams to love for the championship point. A completely dominant, masterful performance for the Romanian.The moment @Simona_Halep became Romania’s first ever #Wimbledon singles champion 🇷🇴 pic.twitter.com/bny53dP8AL— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 201910:08 a.m.: It’s 40-love Halep with a chance at Wimbledon right here.10:07 a.m.: It’s 30-love Halep.10:06 a.m.: It’s 15-love Halep.10:06 a.m.: And another break point for Halep. She’ll serve for the championship.Within touching distance…@Simona_Halep gets the break in the second set and is just three games away from a first #Wimbledon title pic.twitter.com/aPjExdjbBr— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 201910:04 a.m.: Advantage Halep with a chance at a break point (again). 10:02 a.m.: Advantage Williams with a chance to get a desperately needed game.10:01 a.m.: Advantage Halep with a chance at a break point. 9:59 a.m.: Double fault by Williams. She’s completely out of her game right now.9:59 a.m.: Another error by Williams results in another game for Halep, who’s up 4-2.9:55 a.m.: A horrendous unforced error by Williams at the net gives Halep a double break point to go up 3-2.9:52 a.m.: Halep is completely in her game. Her court coverage has been incredible. She’s up 30-love. 9:51 a.m.: Halep returns the favor, holding Williams to love to tie it at 2-2.9:48 a.m.: Williams holds Halep to love to make it 2-1.9:45 a.m.: Halep ties it at 1-1 in the second set.9:42 a.m.: Williams up 1-0 in the second set. A very loud, intense game right there.9:39 a.m.: Williams screams after tying it 15-15 in the first game of the second match. Venting some frustrations, seems like.Set 1: Halep 6, Williams 29:36 a.m.: Halep gets the set point, winning 6-2. A masterful start for her, and her first set against Williams in four tries.Lift-off for @Simona_Halep 💨The Romanian takes the opening set 6-2 against Serena Williams, breaking twice and making just two unforced errors #Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/g8Qn851x4a— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 20199:32 a.m.: Williams holds Halep to love to make it 5-2 in the first set.9:31 a.m.: And Halep counters, winning the sixth game to go up 5-1.9:30 a.m.: Advantage Halep.9:29 a.m.: Advantage Williams with a chance at a break point.9:26 a.m.: Williams wins the longest rally of the match so far, at 12, to make it 15-love.9:23 a.m.: Williams’ finally on the board, holding Halep to love to make it 4-1 in the first set.9:22 a.m.: Wow. Halep goes up 4-0 in the first set with an ace for the final point.9:20 a.m.: Halep is placing her shots beautifully while Williams is making a lot of unforced errors. Halep is up 30-love in the fourth game.9:18 a.m.: Halep with the double break point — her second of the match. She’s up 3-0 in the first set.9:17 a.m.: It’s 30-30 after traded points, and Williams’ starting to show some emotion. Misfiring early a little.9:16 a.m.: Williams had Halep sprinting the entire court and still came away with the point. It’s 15-15 in the game three.9:15 a.m.: Halep held Williams to love in the second game. She’s up 2-0 in the first set.9:14 a.m.: Halep up 45-love in the second game. Looks like Williams’ a little tight to begin this match.9:13 a.m.: First game to Halep.9:13 a.m.: Halep rallies and has an opportunity at a break point.9:12 a.m.: Traded points make it 30-30.9:11 a.m.: Halep gets her first break on the next point. 15-15. Serena Williams’ quest to match Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam singles record has been delayed yet again — in emphatic fashion.Seventh-seeded Simona Halep beat Williams in 56 minutes, winning 6-2, 6-2 in the 2019 Wimbledon final on Saturday. It’s unlikely she could have played a better match, blanketing the court, placing her shots beautifully and committing just three errors. 9:10 a.m.: And Williams goes up 15-love.9:03 a.m.: Halep loses the coin toss, and Williams elects to serve without hesitation. Here we go.9:01 a.m.: The players are making their long walk toward the court.last_img read more