US tennis star Serena Williams scores the final of the Grand Slam tournament in Wimbledon. The 37-Year-old is chasing a record, the other has the finals already secure.
“Game, set and match” – Serena Williams is once again in the Wimbledon final
After 59 minutes of successful short-time working on the Centre Court of Wimbledon, the cheering was when Serena Williams is rather subtle. A victory fist in the direction of the own Box, a quick thanks to the audience, then the focus seems to be on the final. In an hour the American had swept the unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova 6:1 and 6:2 by the court and was charged, as in the previous year in the final. There she meets the Romanian Simona Halep.
Williams could catch up with Margaret Court
“I enjoy it. It is a great feeling,” said Williams, who had moved to 2018 in the final of Wimbledon against the German Angelique Kerber, the Shorter: “I just needed a few Matches to feel good about myself. And now, where I feel good, I can do what I love: good Tennis.” To the final, Williams is also in her eleventh Wimbledon.
If successful, Williams would be their 24. Grand-Slam-title and, therefore, with the legendary Australian Margaret Court is equal to drag. It would also be the first major title since the birth of her daughter in 2017. Another record Williams has already sure. With 37 years and 291 days, she is now the oldest Grand Slam finalist in the Era of professional tennis. So far, the best brand of Martina was kept Navratilova in the 1994 Wimbledon 33 days younger.
First for Halep
Clear win for Simona Halep
For Simona Halep, it is the first Wimbledon final of her career. The 27-year-old Romanian won in the semi-final against the Ukrainian Jelena Switolina clear with 6:1 and 6:3. “It was not so easy as the result suggests,” said Halep after her success, the opened you the Chance to Triumph at the most prestigious of all tennis tournaments: “it’s a great feeling. It is one of the most beautiful moments of my life.”
For Halep it is the third Grand-Slam final. At the Australian Open in 2018, she lost against Danish Caroline Wozniacki at the French Open in 2018, it won against the US-American Sloan Stephens in her first Grand Slam title. On Saturday, the second could follow. But the favourite Serena Williams is.
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