Halep makes history as first Romanian to reach Wimbledon final

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
Simona Halep through to the final of 2019 Wimbledon
Simona Halep through to the final of 2019 Wimbledon

Simona Halep has become the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon singles final after beating Elina Svitolina in two straight sets in their semi-final match on Thursday.

Halep put up an impressive display to beat Svitolina 6-1,6-3 73 minutes to join the history makers as the first woman from her country to achieve that feat.

The 2018 French Open champion, who also reached the quarter-finals of that competition this year, began on an aggressive note and did not relent in her attack.

Simona Halep reaches the Wimbledon final for the first time in her career

 

Elina Svitolina struggled to cope with Simona Halep's aggressive play

She made it difficult for Svitolina who won the 2018 WTA Finals as the Ukrainian was not able to deal with her aggressive play.

The 27-year-old former World No.1, will now play the winner of the match between Serena Williams and Barbora Strycova in the final on Saturday.

Halep on Monday, ended the fascinating story of teenager, Cori 'Coco' Gauff at this year's competition, dismissing the 15-year-old American who had caused two upsets to reach the fourth round, in 15 minutes.

Simona Halep ended Corri Gauff's impressive run at the fourth round

Gauff caught the world's attention when she beat her idol, Venus Williams in their opening game and went on to also beat  former Wimbledon semi-finalist Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog in her second and third matches respectively, to be the youngest player to reach the fourth round of Wimbledon.

However,  the World No.7, Halep took no chances when she faced her, easily winning 6-3, 6-3 within 15 minutes to end the fairytale for the young player.