Simona Halep becomes first Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final

Simona Halep becomes first Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final
The 27-year-old seventh seed Simona Halep, who was French Open champion in 2018, will be playing in her fifth Grand Slam final. (AFP)
Updated 11 July 2019

Simona Halep becomes first Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final

Simona Halep becomes first Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final
  • The 27-year-old seventh seed will be playing in her fifth Grand Slam final

LONDON: Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final on Friday when she defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3.
The 27-year-old seventh seed, who was French Open champion in 2018, will be playing in her fifth Grand Slam final.
She will face either seven-time champion Serena Williams or unseeded Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic for the title.