LONDON -- As the womens' final at Wimbledon approached, most experts predicted that Serena Williams would overcome Simona Halep to win the title and equal Margaret Court's record Grand Slam singles title count of 24.
But Halep, much like Angelique Kerber last year in the Wimbledon final against Williams, seized her moment. She took advantage of an extremely slow start by Williams and never faltered or relented as she locked down the second Grand Slam title of her career, rolling to a 6-2, 6-2 victory in 56 minutes. Here's how she accomplished it:
One more ball
It's one of the oldest commandments in the tennis lexicon: try to get that one more ball back.