Simona Halep makes history at Wimbledon
The Romanian pro made history today, while beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 at Wimbledon.
Simona Halep just became Romania’s first ever Wimbledon singles champion!
The 27 year old made history today, while beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in just 56 minutes at Wimbledon. She won her first grand slam last year at the French Open, after three defeats at the final. Halep previously held a reputation as a big-match choker, and this was her first Wimbledon final. Williams, however just played for her 7th Wimbledon title. Going head to head with the 37 year old Williams is no easy task, but Halep has laid claim to her own formidable credentials. While Williams holds a World Ranking of Number 10, Halep came in at Number 7.
Prior to the match, Halep was quoted as saying, “Of course, I respect a lot what she has done and what she’s doing, but now I feel stronger mentally facing her. I think it’s a great feeling to face Serena in a grand slam final. If you are able to win, it makes it sweeter”.
Twitter is just in the process of the realisation sinking in that Halep beat Williams, but as we read this, we all have massive lumps in our throats:
And you know our favourite part of this story? The sportsman (sportsperson?) spirit with which these women treat each other with utmost mutual respect. This is what feminists look like.