I can’t lie and say I am a tennis person (I’m not a sports person because eba), but I am a Serena Williams person. I have been here for her through it all – her victories, her fierceness, her unrelenting queen-ness. So I was heartbroken by this loss as I am with any loss she suffers. But I can’t lie; Halep played a blinder. She deserved this win.[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]“Not because we were welcomed, but because we wouldn’t stop winning.” – SERENA WILLIAMS[/perfectpullquote]
My queen made error after error while Halep stunned with her calmness and her forceful serves. The Romanian stayed with it, held her own, with her head in the zone from beginning to end. She flew through the first set, making it 6-2 in just 26 minutes.
Williams played better in the second set, but wallahi, Halep was just on point today. She broke in the fifth and seventh games, before serving out to win the set 6-2, claiming her very first championship.
Serena Williams, gracious even in defeat, hugged the winner and held her smile in place for all the camera closeups. While rooting for her to get that elusive 24th Grandslam, she remains an amazon, a queen, a G.O.A.T!
Feature image: courtesy BBC UK.
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