Romanian Simona Halep was proclaimed Wimbledon champion on Saturday for the first time in her career, beating legendary Serena Williams, who must continue to wait for a record 24 Grand Slam titles.
But other facts also attracted media attention. From the box of honor, two members of the British royal family followed the match carefully: American dictator Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex since his marriage to Prince Harry, has long been a friend of Serena Williams, while Kate, his wife Prince William, has a tendency to Halep.
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Duke Cambrigde and Sussex were very close during the match, thus ending speculation about the possibility of hostility or friction between them.
This is the second time they have attended a joint sporting event, they have been seen sharing in a polo charity tournament in Billingbear, Berkshire, where they encourage their husbands.
In particular, at the age of 37, Williams – who has won 3 times Roland Garros, 6 US Open, 7 Australian Open and 7 other Wimbledon – tried to put the icing on his record by equalizing the absolute record of 24 Grand Slam titles achieved by Australian tennis player Margaret Court in the early 1970s.
This is the first final for Halep, seventh seed, on the grass of the London All England Club and the central court audience is largely on the side of America, a seven-time champion of a major British tournament.
But Romanian 27, who at the start of the season is still number one, was not impressed.
"When a tennis player plays with that madness, you only need to take off your hat and bend"Recognizing Serena Williams when talking about Halep.
"This is my best match", The Romanian seemed touched, insisting that he had" worked hard to achieve this moment ".
Halep, who until now has registered good results mainly on clay, explained that he had worked very hard to modify his play and win victory over English grass, his mother's dream since he was ten years old.
And he captivated the London public by ensuring that one of his motivations to be crowned Wimbledon champion was to have a "lifetime membership" at the legendary English club.