Simona Halep torpedoed Serena Williams's latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on Saturday when she stormed to a sensational victory in a 56-minute Wimbledon final.
American superstar Serena Williams is tantalisingly close to equalling Margaret Court’s record haul of 24 Grand Slam titles but it’s far from a certainty given her shaky displays so far at Wimbledon.
It seemed as if Simona Halep might be in for a long afternoon when her Wimbledon semifinal against Elina Svitolina on Thursday began with a pair games encompassing 32 points across 20 minutes.
NEW YORK: Simona Halep is living the dream after her Wimbledon triumph and the Romanian heads into next week’s US Open hoping for a new dawn at the season’s final Grand Slam after early exits in the last two years. Halep scorched 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in less than an hour
To seed Simona Halep survived an Ons Jabeur scare 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 to reach the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Wednesday.
No.1 seed Simona Halep was forced to the brink, but battled to a hard-earned second Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title, as the Romanian fought back from a set down to overcome rising Kazakh Elena Rybakina, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) in Saturday night’s classic final.
Top seed and former champion Simona Halep will face Dubai debutant Elena Rybakina in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday
"It is with great regret that the main board ... have today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic," the AELTC said in a statement.
"The 134th Championships will instead be staged from June 28 to July 11, 2021."
Wimbledon champion Simona Halep saved a match point in the second set and then powered to a rousing comeback victory over Canadian sensation Bianca Andreescu