Williams gets hold after Halep suspension

Henry

Serena Williams has seven Wimbledon titles to her name, but in 2019 she came a poor second to Simona Halep.

The Romanian player then won a one-sided battle 6-2 and 6-2 to walk away with the laurels at the iconic grass court tournament.

The showdown lasted just 55 minutes. The eventual champion was brilliant, committing just three unforced errors to Williams’ 25.

But Halep was suspended this week for using banned substances and Williams didn’t let her wait to get a hit on social media.

“Eight is a better number,” the 41-year-old American tweeted; a clear reference to the 2019 final when Halep denied her an eighth Wimbledon title.

Williams played the last competitive match of her career in September last year when she lost to Australia’s Ajla Tomljanović in the third round of the US Open.

She won her last Grand Slam title in 2017 and she is probably keeping her fingers crossed that Halep is stripped of her Wimbledon title.

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old Romanian strongly denied that she had knowingly taken the drug (Roxadustat). She claims that contaminated supplements are the reason for the positive test.

She added that she continues to train and do everything in her power to not only restore her name in honor, but also to make a speedy return to the track.

“I have dedicated my life to tennis and I take the sport’s rules and regulations very seriously. At the same time, I am proud of the fact that I have never knowingly used any banned substance. I refuse to accept the four-year suspension.”