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Simona Halep becomes first Romanian to win Wimbledon

Simona Halep became the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title after she beat seven-times champion Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in the final on Saturday.

Simona Halep becomes first Romanian to win Wimbledon
WILL OLIVER EFE

Simona Halep became the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title after she beat seven-times champion Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in the final on Saturday.

It was Halep's second Grand Slam title following her triumph at Roland Garros last year.

The result denied Williams from equalling Margaret Court's all-time record of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

US player Serena Williams (near) returns against Romania's Simona Halep (far) during their women's singles final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019

List of Wimbledon women's singles champions: (last 10 years)

2019 Simona Halep (Romania) beat Serena Williams (U.S.) 6-2 6-2

2018 Angelique Kerber (Germany) beat Serena Williams (U.S.) 6-3 6-3

2017 Garbine Muguruza (Spain) beat Venus Williams (U.S.) 7-5 6-0

2016 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Angelique Kerber (Germany) 7-5 6-3

2015 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Garbine Muguruza (Spain) 6-4 6-4

2014 Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-3 6-0

2013 Marion Bartoli (France) beat Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-1 6-4

2012 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) 6-1 5-7 6-2

2011 Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Maria Sharapova (Russia) 6-3 6-4

2010 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Vera Zvonareva (Russia) 6-3 6-2

2009 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Venus Williams (U.S.) 7-6(3) 6-2