Simona Halep has beaten Serena Williams to claim her first ever Wimbledon title.

The former World Number One beat the American in straight sets, taking the first 6-2.

She served for the Championship with three set points, to make the second 6-2.

If Williams had won, it would have been her eighth Wimbledon title and her 24th Grand Slam.

Despite a strong start in the second set from Williams, the Romanian was able to overcome and won her first grass Grand Slam title.

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Halep also denied Williams the opportunity to equal the record for most Grand Slam titles, currently held by Margaret Court.

The match took less than an hour.

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Halep has recently spoken of enjoying playing on grass. Her only other Grand Slam title came from the French Open last year, played on clay.

The ladies’ final was attended by dozens of celebrities as well as Williams’ close friend, Meghan the Duchess of Sussex.

She sat alongside her sister-in-law Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge.

For Williams, it’s the second year in a row she’s made it to the Wimbledon final and been beaten – losing to Angelique Kerber last year.

After the match, Williams said Halep “literally played out of her mind”.

She said: “Whenever a player plays like that you just have to take your hat off.”