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first_imgSimona Halep acknowledged she has never played better than she did in the Wimbledon final as the former world No. 1 dismantled Serena Williams for her second major title.Halep produced a breathtaking performance to blow away 23-time grand slam champion Williams on Saturday, winning 6-2, 6-2 at the All England Club. “It was one of my motivations before this tournament. Now I am happy.”[Meeting the royal family] is amazing. I didn’t know that. It’s even more special now. Thank you for coming, everyone from the royal family.”It’s been an honor to play here and to win my second grand slam.” Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams to earn first crown Halep, the 2018 French Open champion, won the first four games of the match, breaking Williams twice and scarcely letting her level drop in a stylish, breathless display.She collected the congratulations of Williams afterward and then herself heralded “the best match” of her career while thanking Serena for her inspiration. Related News Asked if she had ever played better, Halep said: “Never. It was the best match. Serena inspired that, so thank you for that.”I have worked a lot for this moment, it was an honor to play in front of the Royal Box. I have no words to explain. I feel great.”I had nerves. My stomach was not very well before the match. I knew there was no time for emotions. I just came on court and gave my best.”Etched into #Wimbledon history…#Wimbledon | @Simona_Halep pic.twitter.com/xJlMsSQBix— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2019And Halep revealed the meaning of the moment she was crowned champion.”[It feels] unbelievable. It’s something very special. I’ll never forget this day,” she said. “It was my mum’s dream.”When I was about 10, 12, she said if I want to do something in tennis, I have to play the final of Wimbledon. The day came. Thanks to my parents.”The new women’s champion also reveled in her new status as an All England Club member, seeing her name on the honors board and then preparing to meet Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.With Royal approval #Wimbledon | @Simona_Halep pic.twitter.com/65TDUbkL4b— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2019″At the beginning of the tournament, I told the people at the locker room, it would be amazing because, if I win, I will get membership for life,” she said. “Here I am. Wimbledon 2019: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal to reach final against Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams says she was a ‘deer in the headlights’ in loss to Haleplast_img read more