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SERENA WILLIAMS FAILS IN RECORD 24TH WIMBLEDON TITLE BID

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It was a first Wimbledon title win for Romania’s Simona Halep, but it was a failed record equaling bid for Serena Williams as Halep produced a spectacular display on Centre Court to deny Serena Williams a record-equalling 24th grand slam title.  

Halep blitzed her way through a near flawless first set, taking it 6-2 in just 26 minutes.

And despite Williams raising her performance levels in the second, Halep broke in the fifth and seventh games, before serving out to win the set 6-2 and, with it, the championship

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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