World No. 7, Simona Halep fulfilled her mother’s dream after reaching her first Wimbledon Championships finals. After accomplishing her mother’s dream of playing a Wimbledon final, Simona Halep chases her own dream of winning the Wimbledon Championships 2019 title.
The jubilant former world no. 1 ended Elina Svitolina’s dream run at the All England Lawn Tennis Club after thrashing her in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals on Thursday.
This will be the fifth major finals for the Romanian. However, her mother, Tania is particularly proud of her for reaching the finals of the most prestigious tennis tournament.
Simona Halep revealed that her mother had dreamt about she playing the finals on the Centre Court of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
She said in the post-match press conference after her semifinals match on Thursday, “I talked to my mum after the match. About 10, 15 years ago she said her dream is the final in Wimbledon because everyone is here, the Royal Box.”
Halep revealed that her mother was delighted to watch her reach the finals of the Wimbledon Championships 2019. “She said I think it’s an unbelievable moment. So today her dream came true, so I will play a final. To be able to play Wimbledon final, it’s pretty amazing. I will enjoy for sure,” the world no. 7 said.
Simona Halep will meet Serena Williams for the 11th time in her career with an inferior head-to-head record of 1-9 against the 37-year-old. Serena Williams also leads their head-to-head 1-0 on the grass court.
The last time when they squared off against each other, the American won 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 in the fourth round of the Australian Open 2019. Both the players lost only one set in their road to the Wimbledon Championships 2019 final.