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 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