Tags: Williams, Serena

Which Version of Serena Williams Is Headed to the Wimbledon Final?

WIMBLEDON, England — Think about No. 24? Try to block out No. 24? Play it cool? Play with fire? So many questions for Serena Williams as she prepares to face another proven champion and great defender in a Wimbledon singles final. Simona Halep, of course, will have her part to play on Saturday, when she…

How Simona Halep Beat Serena Williams for the Wimbledon Title

ImageSimona Halep kissed the Venus Rosewater Dish trophy after winning the Wimbledon women’s final against Serena Williams.CreditBen Stansall/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images WIMBLEDON, England — It was late in the first set of Serena Williams’s latest Grand Slam letdown when a British fan seated high in Centre Court, perhaps worried about getting full value for…

Serena Williams Was on a Roll at Wimbledon. Simona Halep Stopped Her.

WIMBLEDON, England — It has been 16 months since Serena Williams embarked on her comeback after giving birth, and 10 months since she ignited a firestorm over race and women’s rights after a heated dispute with an umpire while losing in the final of the United States Open. At 37 now, Williams has confronted age…