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First Set | Halep WINS, 6-2
Halep claims the first set in a hurry.
Halep took the first set, 6-2, in just 26 minutes, putting herself one set from a second Grand Slam title.
Williams found her range on her serve late in the set, but could do little to derail Halep’s momentum on hers, leading to four holds to close the set.
Williams finished the first set without an ace, but is making 80 percent of her first serves.