Simona Halep shocks Serena Williams to claim first ever Wimbledon title

Day Twelve: The Championships - Wimbledon 2019

Serena Williams was odds on favourite to clinch an incredible eighth Wimbledon title when she took on Romanian Simona Halep in the Ladies final at Wimbledon.

In front of a host of royal faces and celebrities though, the script was rewritten.

Halep, who was looking for her second Grand Slam title was not there to simply make up the numbers and came tearing out of the blocks, blowing Williams away in the opening exchanges.

She broke Williams' opening two service games and was more than solid on her own serve.

Halep though was playing the game of her life and wrestled back the ascendency earning yet another break after Williams criminally sent a simple backhand long in the fifth game.

There was no let-up from Halep whose relentless attack was simply too hot for Willaims to handle as she held on to serve out the tie.

She served out the set with aplomb and roared in celebration as centre court rose in appreaciation.

It was not the result anyone was expecting, apart from Halep of course, as Williams struggled to assert herself in the way she would have liked.

Day Twelve: The Championships - Wimbledon 2019

In the end, it was a massive upset at SW 19 as Halep made light work of Williams.

Congratulations Simona on an incredible win.

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