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Simona Halep upsets Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at WTA finals in Singapore

World number one Serena Williams suffered one of the heaviest defeats of her long and illustrious career as she was humbled 6-0 6-2 by Romanian Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday.

The 18-times grand slam winner won only nine points in the opening set as her game deserted her in alarming fashion.

The double defending champion, who was on a 16-match winning streak in the event, served seven double faults and struggled for any rhythm with her groundstrokes as the world number four claimed a famous first win over the 33-year-old American.

: Simona Halep of Romania acknowledges the crowd after defeating Serena Williams of the U.S. during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium October 22, 2014.

Simona Halep acknowledges the crowd after defeating Serena Williams during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium Oct 22, 2014.  Photo: Reuters

Williams tweeted soon after the match: In summary Simona Halep played great. Good job and Good luck.

 

The American can still make it through to the semi-finals of the season ending event but she will need to beat Canadian Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday. - Reuters

 

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