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Live Reporting

By Katie Falkingham, Harry Poole and Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. 'Williams must get fitter'

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    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

    Serena Williams has to get herself even fitter because at that level she can be exposed - especially if nerves come in to play.

    Halep moves better than anyone on the tour. Why she thought she couldn't play well on grass I don't know. Maybe it took her a while to figure out. Today was the best match she's ever played and she's just beaten Serena Williams in 55 minutes.

  2. 'She played out of her mind' - Williams gracious after Wimbledon final defeat

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    Video caption: 'She played out of her mind' - Williams gracious after Wimbledon final defeat
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    Simona Halep walks up the stairs inside the posh area of Centre Court and greets the Duchess of Cambridge with a little curtsey.

    She walks out onto the balcony, almost too quick for those walking with her. She doesn't do anything slowly...

    Huge crowds in the Wimbledon grounds as she shows off her trophy. A little wave goodbye as she heads off to greet her family and friends.

  4. "MINE."

    Simona Halep hugs the Venus Rosewater Dish
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    Did anyone expect that final to be over so quick?

    I'm blown away by how fast Halep wrapped that up. Almost as blown away as Williams was by Halep...

  6. 'Williams seemed shocked'

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    John McEnroe

    Three-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

    I'm shocked. She obviously is a tremendous and, at this stage in her career, the superior athlete.

    But I didn't think it would intimidate Serena Williams as much as it did today.

    Serena seemed somewhat shocked, and I didn't think that would be the case with the experience she has.

    Halep completely and thoroughly outplayed her. It wasn't even a match.

    There's only a handful of times in your life when you feel as though you're in the zone like that and that was one of them.

  7. 'She has stunned Centre Court'

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    Want to watch that winning moment again?

    Oh go on then...

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    Video caption: 'She has stunned Centre Court' - Halep beats Williams in Wimbledon final
  8. 'One of the great Wimbledon final performances'

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    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Wimbledon

    At the start of the second set you could see that Simona Halep was still that bit better, actually a lot better.

    I don't think anyone is going to feel short-changed by the 56 minutes of tennis that they have seen today because they have seen one of the all time great Wimbledon final performances.

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    It's like a military operation on Centre Court now. The net is already down and being replaced with another for the upcoming men's doubles final.

    A team of three carry off the green carpet. The Royal Box is empty. Everyone's off for a breather.

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    As Simona Halep is paraded around Centre Court, posing for photographers left, right and centre, Serena Williams just watches from her chair, smiling. What a sport.

    Simona Halep's name is already on the honours board.

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    Nicole: How nice and funny is Halep. Congrats to her on winning Wimbledon.

    Jonathan: Simona Halep played so well. Loved her interview too, what a lovely person she is.

    Kathryn Cartwright: Amazing final. And what a fab display of sportsmanship from both. Simona's interview was hilarious and so natural. Love her!!

    Skully: Congratulations to Simona, thoroughly deserved. However Serena is still an icon and a role model to all mothers out there.

    Hugo: Halep looked the part before the game. Totally focused and calm. And has now played the match of her life. Humble & generous with praise. What a star.

  12. 'It was my best match'

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    Video caption: 'She has stunned Centre Court' - Halep beats Williams in Wimbledon final

    Simona Halep on whether she has ever played a better match: "Never. It was my best match. Serena has always inspired us so thanks for that. it was the first time in front of the Royal Box.

    "I had nerves! My stomach was not very well before I came out on court. But I just concentrated on doing my best.

    "It was my mum's dream. she said when I was 10 that if I want to do something in tennis it is to play in the Wimbledon final.

    "I told people in the locker room that if I win I will get membership for life, it was one of the motivations for me.

    "I have changed my game a bit to win more matches on the grass and this year I felt more that I could do more with the ball and I cannot wait to get back next year."

  13. 'She played out of her mind'

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    I promised I would bring you more quotes....

    Serena Williams speaking on BBC TV: "She literally played out of her mind. When a player plays that amazing then you have to take your hat off and say well done.

    "I've got to keep trying, keep fighting and enjoying the sport. I love coming out here and playing in front of you guys. It's always fun.

    "My team is amazing. Thanks for the support and I love you all."

    Williams and Halep hug
  14. Straightforward victories

    Jonathan Overend

    Radio 5 Live presenter

    For the seventh year in a row it's a straight-sets victory in the women's singles final.

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    There are a lot of tears among Simona Halep's friends and family.

    Halep's just delighted she's got life membership at the All England Club. RESULT.

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    "It was the best match I have ever played," says Simona Halep.

    "I had nerves. My stomach wasn't well before."

    Too much information!

    Simona Halep
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    Tracy Austin

    Two-time Grand Slam champion on BBC TV

    Unbelievable tennis from Simona Halep.

    She put herself in such a bubble mentally and she didn't let herself begin to think about the end of the match.

    She said this was a chill year. She really took the pressure off herself.

    Simona Halep
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    "She played out of her mind," says Williams. "I was like a deer in headlights."

    More quotes to follow.