7/11/2019 4:36:03 PM

Halep becomes first Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final

Halep becomes first Romanian woman to reach Wimbledon final

London, United Kingdom: Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final on Friday when she defeated Ukraine's Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3.

The 27-year-old seventh seed, who was French Open champion in 2018, will be playing in her fifth Grand Slam final.

She will face either seven-time champion Serena Williams or unseeded Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic for the title.

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