Wimbledon champion Simona Halep honoured with Star of Romania and Patriarchal Cross

first_imgWimbledon champion Simona Halep honoured with Star of Romania and Patriarchal CrossSimona Halep became the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title after stunning seven-times champion Serena Williams in the final last week.advertisement Next Reuters BucharestJuly 16, 2019UPDATED: July 16, 2019 19:30 IST The Wimbledon 2019 was Simona Halep’s second Grand Slam title (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSimona Halep beat Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in the 56-minute women’s singles finalIt was Halep’s second Grand Slam title following her triumph at Roland Garros in Paris last yearRomania’s presidency and the Orthodox Church awarded Halep their highest distinctionsRomania’s presidency and the Orthodox Church awarded Wimbledon tennis champion Simona Halep their highest distinctions on Monday while hundreds of fans cheered her home after she blitzed American legend Serena Williams at the weekend.Halep, 27, became the first Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title after stunning seven-times champion Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in the 56-minute match final on Saturday.”I played my chance. I did the best I could and that’s why I managed to win,” a beaming Halep told reporters at Bucharest international airport, clutching her trophy and flowers as fans shouted “Bravo, Simona!”.”I’ve been staying focused on my tactics … Serena is the best player of all times.”It was Halep’s second Grand Slam title following her triumph at Roland Garros in Paris last year.The presidency awarded her the Star of Romania while the church gave her the Patriarchal Cross.”I always make the sign of the cross and believe in God because nothing can be done without the help of God,” Halep said last year after winning in Paris.Also Read | WTA rankings: Simona Halep returns to top 5 as 15-year-old Coco Gauff soarsAlso Read | It was the best match I’ve ever played: Simona Halep after maiden Wimbledon winAlso Read | Simona Halep downs Serena Williams in one-sided final for maiden Wimbledon titleFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Simona HalepFollow Wimbledon 2019Follow Serena Williamslast_img read more