Serena and Halep here to stay
Blighted by injuries, Williams had only competed in 14 matches in 2019 prior to Wimbledon. The 23-time Grand Slam champion demonstrated her perennial Major pedigree. The headlines centre around No.24, well Serena’s Wimbledon proved the 37-year-old will remain in contention, particularly on the grass.
If Williams can compete more regularly then surely another Grand Slam final in New York or in 2020 will be well within her reach. Serena is well and truly back on track.
However, Halep’s 6-2, 6-2 in the final was a demolition of perfection, which the Romanian declared as “the best match of my life”. The Roland-Garros 2018 champion only misfired with a measly and record low three unforced errors against Serena.
This was hailed as a “chill” year by Halep, who has recaptured the form, belief and guile which catapulted her to rule Paris. With such a relaxed persona, the rest of 2019 promises to be trophy-laden for Simona.