Score, report, and key facts
Halep had a racing start in this set after breaking Williams in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating her break and lead 4-0. Simona managed to strengthen her lead after breaking Williams in the 3rd (3-0) game before winning the set (6-2).
The Romanian also in this set was too strong for Serena and therefore she won 6-2 after breaking the American in the 5th (3-2) and in the 7th (5-2) game.
The American was completely wiped out in the last 5 games of the set (from 1-2 to 6-2).
After this encounter, the head to head between Halep and Williams is 9-2 for Serena.
Simona Halep in London
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