Each day of Wimbledon, Baseline will sum up the action with a photo gallery of the top surprises.
Halep Stuns Serena
The Romanian had won just one match in 10 tries against the American. The only time she had scored a victory was in the 2014 WTA Finals in Singapore, and had lost six consecutive encounters since then.
Final Loss No. 3
Since becoming a mom, Serena has now lost in three major finals—at the 2018 Wimbledon to Angelique Kerber, 2018 US Open to Naomi Osaka and now 2019 Wimbledon to Halep.
Halep surrendered just four games en route to her victory on Saturday—she saved the only break point she faced in the match.
Can't Catch a Break
The seven-time Wimbledon champion has yet to win a set in a final since claiming the 2017 Australian Open.
Top 5 MIA
The final featured seventh-seeded Halep and 11th-seeded Serena. The Top 5 seeds—Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Karolina Pliskova, Kiki Bertens, and Angelique Kerber, respectively—failed to reach the quarterfinals.