WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local):
Simona Halep figures her past problems in Grand Slam finals allowed her to come through against Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
Halep lost the first three times she appeared in a major final, twice at the French Open and once at the Australian Open.
But now she has won two in a row — last year at Roland Garros, and Saturday at the All England Club, where she made only three unforced errors while beating Williams 6-2, 6-2 in under an hour.
Halep says her losses “helped me for sure to be different” on this occasion.
While nerves can affect a player, Halep adds, she learned to think of it as “a normal match.”
That approach sure worked on this day.
Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah became the first Colombians to win a Grand Slam men’s doubles title, beating France’s Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-3 in a Wimbledon final that lasted just under 5 hours and concluded under the Centre Court roof.
The retractable cover was closed after the fourth set, which finished at about 8 p.m. after the teams had been playing for more than 4 hours.
The match went…