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Citi Taste of Tennis alum Simona Halep brought home her first-ever Wimbledon title by defeating tennis superstar, Serena Williams, in the women’s singles final. Halep flew from an under the radar player to a champion on the court during her match against Williams. Gaining only her second Grand Slam title, we are nowhere near the end with Halep and her tennis career.  

Halep told The Guardian, “I want to win any medal in the Olympics to fulfill everything I have done in tennis. It is a chance to play for my country and I have always loved to do that.” She combined her incredible returning ability with speed and athleticism to wear down William’s killer serve and maintain the lead. We are ecstatic to watch what Halep brings to the court in the future, for her career and Romania.  

Before Halep makes her Olympic run, take a trip to Citi Taste of Tennis NYC on August 22nd to hang out with her and other tennis stars from around the world!