London, Jul 13: Former World No 1 Simona Halep on Saturday clinched her second Grand Slam title at the All England Club, stunning 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-2 in straight sets to win Wimbledon.
The no 7 seeded Halep secured victory in just 55 minutes on Centre Court breaking Williams' dream to win record 24th major title and eighth at Wimbledon.
In the first set, former World No 1 played some of her best tennis of the tournament and raced out to a 4-0 lead.
Williams soon got her footing as she cranked in some powerful first serves, but Halep was undeterred, serving out the second on her second opportunity.
Williams began the second set keen to pump herself up, getting on the board early and opening up a 30-30 opportunity on her rival's serve.
Playing her first major final since capturing the Roland Garros crown last spring, Halep remained focused and kept in front, winning the final four games of the match to ease over the finish line. (UNI)