LONDON: Wimbledon at a glance – Day 12:
+ Halep wins Wimbledon title
+ Defeats Serena 6-2, 6-2 in just 56 minutes
+ American’s wait for record-equalling 24th major goes on
+ Halep is first Romanian to win Wimbledon title
Women singles final
Simona Halep (ROM x7) bt Serena Williams (USA x11) 6-2, 6-2
Men’s doubles final
Juan Sebastian Cabal/Robert Farah (COL/COL x2) bt Nicolas Mahut/Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA/FRA x11 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-3
Who’s saying what
“I had lots of nerves, my stomach wasn’t very well.”
— Simona Halep
“My mom said when I was 10 that if I want to do something in tennis I have to play in the final at Wimbledon.”
— Halep with her mother watching courtside
“She played out of her mind. I was like a deer in headlights.”
— Williams after her worst loss in a Slam final
“I’m trending on Twitter at home. Like, you know, the AFL is on at the moment, and the NRL. I’m trending with them. People care and watch now. I love that, you know what I mean? So cool.”
— Dylan Alcott of Australia after winning the quad wheelchair singles final which put him three-quarters of the way to a calendar Grand Slam.
“Tennis in space is very different to Earth, the ball does not bounce off the ground, it bounces off all surfaces.”
— US astronaut Drew Feustel who played tennis on the International Space Station and took the coins used for the toss in Wimbledon finals with him.
Royal box watch
— Kate and Meghan or the The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Sussex, if you prefer, on duty to see Serena Williams face Simona Halep as were actors Woody Harrelson and Mark Rylance.
Former Wimbledon champions Martina Navratilova, Virginia Wade, Conchita Martinez and Marion Bartoli also enjoyed the best views.