• ‘It was just her day’ says disappointed Williams
• American admits her fitness has not been ideal
Serena Williams denied that nerves or the pressure of chasing down Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slams had anything to do with her stunning 6-2, 6-2 Wimbledon defeat by Simona Halep.
Williams looked far from her best as she sprayed 26 unforced errors compared with just 17 winners against Halep, and the American has now lost three grand slam finals since winning her 23rd major title at the Australian Open in 2017.
Written by Sean Ingle Wimbledon
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