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Karolina Pliskova to face Barty at WTA Finals after thriller against Halep

• Pliskova defeated Halep 6-0, 2-6, 6-4 in Shenzhen• Elina Svitolina earlier beat Sofia Kenin in dead rubberKarolina Pliskova is not immediately known for her competitive fire but on Friday she battled hard and finally defeated Simona Halep 6-0, 2-6, 6…

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Karolina Pliskova v Simona Halep: WTA Finals – live!

Updates from the semi-final eliminator in ShenzhenBarty and Bencic through as tearful Bertens retiresEmail Tumaini or tweet @tumcarayol 1.31pm GMT First set: Karolina Pliskova 6-0 Simona Halep: Karolina Pliskova snaps a backhand down the line winner to…

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Simona Halep off to winning start in WTA Finals against Bianca Andreescu

• Romania’s Wimbledon champion triumphs 3-6, 7-6, 6-3• Elina Svitolina sees off Karolina Pliskova 7-6, 6-4It was three years ago when a young Bianca Andreescu met her idol, Simona Halep, at a tournament in Canada. They talked and Halep handed out some …

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Simona Halep sets sights on Olympics after fulfilling Wimbledon dream

The women’s champion aims to use her emphatic victory over Serena Williams as a springboard for further success, with 2020 Olympics in Tokyo a major goalShortly after her stunning victory over Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final on Saturday, Simona …

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Wimbledon day 12: Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title – video highlights

Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams in two straight sets to win her first Wimbledon title, while Colombia’s Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah beat French pair Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin in a five-set thriller to win the Wimbledon me…

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Simona Halep’s show of power and belief helps her realise Wimbledon dream | Sean Ingle

The Romanian’s work on her mentality as well as groundstrokes paid dividends as she dismantled Serena WilliamsIt took 56 minutes into the biggest match of Simona Halep’s career for her legs to go finally wobbly. But at that point her opponent, Serena W…

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‘I had no time for emotions’: Halep on her fearless defeat of Williams

The Romanian took less than an hour to demolish the seven-times Wimbledon champion. But we shouldn’t write off Williams just yetLast month, Simona Halep was asked what she thought when the word “grass” came up. She replied: “Picnics.” Now the 27-year-o…

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‘I had no time for emotions’: Halep on her fearless defeat of Williams

The Romanian took less than an hour to demolish the seven-times Wimbledon champion. But we shouldn’t write off Williams just yetLast month, Simona Halep was asked what she thought when the word “grass” came up. She replied: “Picnics.” Now the 27-year-o…

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Serena Williams pays tribute to ‘little powerhouse’ Halep after final defeat

• ‘It was just her day’ says disappointed Williams • American admits her fitness has not been idealSerena Williams denied that nerves or the pressure of chasing down Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slams had anything to do with her stunning 6-2, 6-…

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Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title – video report

Simona Halep played a near-flawless final on Saturday to become the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title. Her 6-2, 6-2 win wrecked Serena Williams’ latest bid for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title Continue reading….

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Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

• Romanian storms to 6-2, 6-2 victory on Centre Court• Game-by-game report: how all of the action unfoldedSimona Halep played a near-flawless final on Saturday to become the first Romanian woman to win Wimbledon, simultaneously wrecking Serena Williams…

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Serena Williams v Simona Halep – Wimbledon women’s singles final – live!

Follow all the action from Centre Court, 2pm BST startFederer and Nadal serve up a contest for the agesEmail Katy with all your thoughts; tweet @KatyMurrells 1.51pm BST And their fourth-round battle at the Australian Open this year: 1.49pm BST Highligh…

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Serena Williams battles burden of expectation before Simona Halep final

Both Wimbledon finalists will be fighting their own emotions in what should be a momentous duel, with the American well placed for a 24th slamWhen Sabine Lisicki lost the final here to Marion Bartoli in 2013, she could not control the flow of tears tha…

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Wimbledon 2019 semi-final: Elina Svitolina v Simona Halep – live!

Serena Williams ‘in good place’ before Strycova semi-finalDiary: Henman defends Konta, Navratilova trolls TrumpAnd you can email Katy here or tweet her here 1.59pm BST First set: Svitolina* 1-6, 1-1 Halep (*denotes next server)Svitolina starts the seco…

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Wimbledon 2019: Williams, Halep and Konta in action and more – live!

Updates from women’s quarter-finals day at SW19Konta battles past Kvitova to reach last eightDay eight order of playAnd you can email Gregg here or tweet him here 1.20pm BST And now Riske breaks Williams! Having battled gamely with Serena, using the po…

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Simona Halep v Coco Gauff: Wimbledon 2019 – live!

Live updates from the fourth-round match on No 1 Court Follow the rest of the day’s action at Wimbledon 2019 – live!Fitness to finesse: the reasons behind Gauff’s stunning riseDrop Jacob an email | Tweet @JacobSteinberg 3.25pm BST Second set: Halep 6-…

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Wimbledon 2019: Barty, Nadal, Gauff, Williams and more in action – live!

Updates from all the fourth-round action at SW19Over-30s dominate men’s last 16 at WimbledonThe reasons behind Coco Gauff’s stunning riseAnd you can email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 10.25am BST Hello. There’s Rafael Nadal against Joao Sousa, Roger …

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Simona Halep beats off-colour Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki goes out

• Karolina Pliskova passes tricky test against Hsieh Su-wei • Wozniacki hits out at HawkEye during loss to Zhang ShuaiFor 66 horrible minutes Victoria Azarenka forgot how to play tennis. Centre Court is an unfortunate setting for a bad day at the offic…

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Amanda Anisimova shocks Halep to reach French Open semi-final

• Anisimova stuns defending champion in straight sets 6-2, 6-4• Seventeen-year-old will meet Barty for a place in the finalThe defending champion, Simona Halep, is out of the French Open, beaten soundly in straight sets on Thursday by Amanda Anisimova,…

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Naomi Osaka knocked out of French Open to end winning grand slam run

• Osaka beaten 6-4, 6-2 by Katerina Siniakova• Defending champion Simona Halep races into last 16Naomi Osaka’s winning grand slam run came to a disappointing end in a straight-sets defeat to Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open.The …