By the Associated Press
Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and kept Serena Williams from winning her eighth.
Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court for her second major title.
Williams was trying to win her record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title, but she failed in a final for the third time. Williams lost to Angelique Kerber in last year’s Wimbledon final and lost to Naomi Osaka in the championship match at the U.S. Open.
Williams still holds the record for most major singles titles in the professional era with 23, one more than Steffi Graf. But Margaret Court, who won 13 of her Grand Slam singles titles in the amateur era, has 24 overall.
Halep, who won last year’s French Open title, had only three unforced errors to Williams’ 25 in the final.