Djokovic Wins, Federer Chokes Wimbledon Thriller; Halep Stuns Serena

Simona Halep Dominates Serena Williams

For Serena Williams, it was her most lopsided defeat in her 32 grand slam finals.  For Simona Halep, it was her best day on the tennis court.  The 27-year old Romanian masterfully absorbing Williams’s powerful ground strokes, breaking Williams’s powerful serve four times, easily beating Williams 6-2, 6-2 in 56 minutes.

It was Halep second grand slam title.  She also won the French Open in 2018, breaking through after ending up runner up in three grand slams.

Djokovic Wins, Federer Chokes Wimbledon Thriller

Djokovic won his 16th grand slam title in thrilling fashion beating Roger Federer in 5-tight sets.  The match was decided by a fifth set tie-break, a first for Wimbledon.

Djokovic edged Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) and become the first man in 71 years to take home the trophy from the All England Club after needing to erase championship points.

“Unfortunately in these kinds of matches, one of the players has to lose,” Djokovic said. “It’s quite unreal.”

“I just feel like it’s such an incredible opportunity missed,” said Federer, who actually accumulated 14 more total points, 218-204. “I can’t believe it.”

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Women’s Semifinals: Svitolina Vs Halep, Serena Vs Strycova

Elina Svitolina will play former No.1 Simona Halep in the first semifinal. Ukrainian eighth seed Svitolina lost to Halep in their only grand slam meeting in 2017, losing the third set 6-0 after having match point in the second set.

This is Svitolina’s first grand slam semi final and the biggest match of her career. That gives Halep a slight edge going into the match.

In the other semifinal, Serena Williams is the overwhelming favorite against Barbora Strycova, a surprise semifinalist.  Strycova is 33 years old and there have been rumors that this may be her last Wimbledon.

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