LONDON – Simona Halep is through to her first Wimbledon final with a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in Thursday's semi-finals.
The 2018 French Open champion broke serve first for 2-0 and despite being broken back in the following game, Halep raced through four straight games to take the first set.
Svitolina, who was appearing in her first major semi-final, conceded the match-winning break in the second set with a wide return at 4-3, and the Romanian Halep rallied towards victory in 72 minutes.
"It's an amazing felling, I'm excited and nervous," Halep told the BBC after reaching her fifth grand slam final.
"This is the best feeling of my life and the score is not as easy as it suggests. I was very strong mentally and psychically. I fight to the end because I want to win every match I play."