Simona Halep follows only two on Twitter including Brit snooker star

Andy Lapthorne

Seventh seed Simona Halep crushed eight-time victor Serena Williams in straight sets to win the women's singles title of the Wimbledon championships here on Saturday.

The star, 27, won 6-2 6-2 to become the first ever Romanian to win a singles title at the All England Club. Two years ago she lost a French Open final from being a set and 3-0 up, and she had also lost two other grand slam titles before winning in Paris last year.

"I have to play the final of Wimbledon so the day came, so to my mom, thanks".

The comments by King follow a pre-Wimbledon interview in which she discussed Williams' many ventures outside of tennis, including motherhood and her fight for equality. You can get intimidated by the moment.

Simona Halep of Romania pose for a photo with her trophy after winning the Ladies' Singles final against Serena Williams of The United States during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. "I wish she would just make a commitment for the next year and a half to two years and say, I'm going to absolutely focus on what's necessary for my tennis, so when I look in the mirror when I'm older, then I can go back in my mind and know I gave it everything I had". "My stomach was not well before the match, but I came on court and gave my best".

"I looked at the scoreboard, and I said, 'OK, it's 5-2, it's real.' Then I just played every ball".

However, Halep has been the better player through the first set and now holds a commanding lead over Serena.

"His words made me happy", said Halep. This is not the kind of background din you need when trying to win a Grand Slam.

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Williams admitted she was beaten by the better player on Centre Court. I knew she's very emotional.

Not this time. Halep had lost nine of her 10 matches against Williams but on Friday she spent 30 minutes practising her returns, knowing that she had to face down the American's barrage to have any chance of getting into the match.

That's despite the 37-year-old chasing a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title. While Meghan has been attending the annual tennis tournament for years, 2018 was her first year doing so as the Duchess of Sussex.

"It was a little bit a deer in headlights for me". You can get nervous, too nervous.

However, the motivation for Halep was far greater as she focused more about the title than who her opponent was.

"I didn't think at all against who I play". We are told to sit down and be quiet, which frankly is just not something I'm okay with.

The 2019 Ladies' Final is scheduled to begin today (Saturday, July 13) at 9 a.m. ET and will air on ESPN.

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