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Simona Halep believes she can overcome Serena Williams in Wimbledon final


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Simona Halep says she's confident of defeating Serena Williams to land a first-ever Wimbledon title tomorrow. 

Williams is looking to claim an eighth title at SW19 and a record-equalling 24th grand slam singles win and holds an impressive record against her Romanian opponent.

Halep has lost their last six meetings and holds just one win in her last 10 matches against Williams.

The former world number one has now reached Grand Slam deciders on grass, hard court and clay surfaces and she's not feeling inferior ahead of tomorrow's final.

"Everything is possible. That's why I started to believe more that even if I play on grass, I have my chance to win.

"I'm in the final, so I will not put pressure on myself. I just want to plan how I have to play in the final, and then enjoy.

"I'm desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her. I will focus on myself. I'm not thinking about her record. Of course, her records are huge already.

"But it's not about that. It's just a tennis match, a big challenge, a great match. So I will try just to give my best."

Halep overcame Williams at the at the WTA Finals in Singapore five-years ago and the 37-year-old has not forgotten that defeat.

"There's so many impressive things about her, I think obviously her tenacity. I think her ability to improve every time, just to keep improving. Her ability to find power. You can't underestimate her. She's like a little powerhouse.

"She finished the year as number one twice in a row. I feel like she's back. She wants to prove that she can do it again.

"I think the biggest key with our matches is the loss that I had. I never forgot it. She played unbelievable.

"That makes me know that level she played at, she can get there again. So I have to be better than that."

 


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