London 11 Jul.- The Romanian Simona Halep beat the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-1 and 6-3 to achieve for the first time in her career the final of the Wimbledon tournament, the fifth in the Grand Slam
A simple victory in 73 minutes, put the Constanza player in her fifth final of a ‘major’, after winning the Roland Garros in 2018, where she also fought in 2017 and 2014 for the title, and losing the Open of Australia the following year. Only he has left to round out his circle, the one of the US Open.
Halep will face for the title against the winner of the clash between the American Serena Williams and the Czech Barbora Strycova
Feeling for the first time with confidence on the grass, after trying in vain eight times to reach the final in the All England, Halep has been overcoming obstacles in these two weeks, and achieving the level he was looking for now to face a new challenge, in Search for title 19 of his career.
Semifinalist in 2014 in these tracks, Halep has triumphed this year thanks to its good percentage to the rest, winning 51 percent of the games in which it was placed in that position, the highest of the four semifinalists.
Against Svitolina, the first Ukrainian in Wimbledon semifinals, had had several parties involved, such as the last this year in the semifinals of Doha (6-3, 3-6 and 6-4) or in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros two seasons ago ( 3-6, 7-6 and 6-0), both for Halep, or the final of Rome in 2017, where the Ukrainian won the title (4-6, 7-5 and 6-1).
Halep already surpasses his compatriot Virginia Ruzzici, winner of Roland Garros in 1978, but did not pass the quarterfinals in the other three Grand Slams, falling in that round at Wimbledon in 1978 and 1981. His victory against Svitolina boosted him to the fourth Plaza of the world, and the Ukrainian climbs one post, to seven.