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Halep beats Svitolina to reach Wimbledon final

12 Jul 2019, 01:09 ( 9 days ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Simona Halep of Romania hits a return during the women's singles semifinal match between Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Simona Halep of Romania at the 2019 Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Britain, July 11, 2019. Photo Xinhua/Lu Yang.

Seventh seed Simona Halep eased past Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in straight sets to reach the women's final of the Wimbledon Championships here on Thursday.

   The 27-year-old Halep, the French Open champion in 2018, took one hour and 13 minutes for the 6-1, 6-3 victory, entering the final at the Grand Slam events for the fifth time.

   Halep, whose previous best feat here was last four finish in 2014, will fight for her second Grand Slam title against either seven-time winner Serena Williams or Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic.