Romanian billionaire Ion Tiriac proves to be lucky charm for Simona Halep

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Women's Singles final

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the Women's Singles final

Serena Williams has now lost in three Grand Slam finals since 2018 after her loss to Simona Halep at Wimbledon on Saturday, and the 23-time major victor may have a plan to solve her finals woes.

Serving at 76%, Halep delivered one good hold after another, mounting the pressure on Williams and outplaying her in every department with smart and measured tennis to lift the biggest trophy in a career so far.

The star, 27, won 6-2 6-2 to become the first ever Romanian to win a singles title at the All England Club. It's all the rules, a very prestigious tournament, makes it a little bit different and more special.

"I'm very sure that was the best match of my life".

King had said that running a business, looking after a child and battling for equality for women and ethnic minorities, could largely all be dealt with by her staff while she focused on tennis for a couple of years.

Watching her daughter do that - and win - her mum Tania had no more words. I had the chance to meet her after the match. "I overcomplicated everything in my head", she said.

"That's why I was able to play my best, to be relaxed, and to be able to be positive and confident against her". We are told to sit down and be quiet, which frankly is just not something I'm okay with.

Williams, who had her close friend Meghan, Duchess of Sussex cheering her on from the Royal Box, said she did not know if as age advances she is getting more tense about winning another Grand Slam. "It was my mum's dream that I would play the final of Wimbledon - thanks to my parents".

"You feel light, everything is attractive", she said. "It's never easy to face a Grand Slam final".

But it was Halep who wowed the fans, haring across the turf to whip a superb backhand on her way to a second break which she sealed with a flashing backhand return victor. You can get intimidated by the moment. Serena sprayed a forehand error in the first game of the match to give serve away, finding herself 2-0 down when Simona held at love in game two with a backhand error and allowing the Romanian to grab another break with a backhand down the line victor.

Williams led 2-1 but Halep's scampering was making her play an extra shot in every rally, many of which were wild ones.

'I don't know any other woman who can run as fast as Halep.

After losing to Kerber here a year ago, then going down to Naomi Osaka in a stormy U.S. Open final, the stage was set for the 37-year-old to finally move level with Australian Margaret Court on the all-time list. "Wake up Serena" someone yelled as Halep served for the first set at 5-2. "I looked at the scoreboard".

"I think if I overdo it, then that could also be a problem, as well", Williams said. The dramas began not long after she arrived at Wimbledon.

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