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Live Reporting

By Katie Falkingham, Harry Poole and Mike Henson

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  1. Until next time...

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    What a day. What a final. Simona Halep is the new Wimbledon women's singles champion.

    For us, though, it's time to say farewell.

    I'll leave you with the full report from today's final, as well as a reminder of that winning moment and the champion's emotional post-match speech.

    And don't forget you can follow live coverage of the men's doubles final and the women's doubles final on BBC TV, the BBC Sport website and app.

    And there will be more analysis of the final on Today at Wimbledon on BBC Two at 20:00 BST.

    Goodbye!

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

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    Video caption: 'I've never played a better match' - Halep on Wimbledon final performance

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    Video caption: 'She played out of her mind' - Williams gracious after Wimbledon final defeat

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    Video caption: Halep wins first set
  2. Savour the moment

    Why would you let go?

    Simona Halep has been parading the trophy around Wimbledon.

    Simona Halep
    Simona Halep
  3. 'I'm doing the best I can when I can' - Serena

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    "My knee feels great. I couldn't be happier with it. I'm excited to test it out and keep going.

    "Someone told me I shouldn't look at the records anymore and that is what I have been doing.

    "I'm on this journey of doing the best I can and playing the best I can when I can.

    "I felt the support and the love [from the crowd], and I appreciated it. I wanted to do better.

    "[Roger and I] are probably not going to be out here in three, four, five years so the opportunity is now."

  4. I'm going in the right direction - Williams

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    "I definitely knew she was playing her heart out, so it was what did I need to do to get to that level?

    "I don't know if there is anything I could have done different. I gave a great effort for this fortnight. If anything, I could learn to be like Simona and play my heart out.

    "I feel like I'm still incredibly competitive, otherwise I wouldn't still be out here. I'm on the right track, I'm going in the right direction in terms of getting back to where I need to be."

  5. I just have to keep trying - Williams

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    "Not being injured at this tournament was a real positive for me. I just have to keep going and keep trying, and just keep moving forward.

    "Any loss for me is not easy. But when someone plays lights out tennis, there's not much you can do. You just have to understand that was their day today. Hopefully I can raise the level of my game some time.

    "I'm always expected to win but it's different circumstances for me now. It's been an unbelievable effort to get to my last few Grand Slam finals."

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    Chris Haydon: Simona Halep’s Wimbledon victory against Serena Williams will be long referred to as one of the all-time great tennis matches. I’m still sat here stunned at what I just witnessed.

  7. Post update

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    Serena Williams has been speaking to the press...

    "Simona played great. It wasn't a surpise for anyone to play great against me. I made a lot of errors.

    "I have to figure out a way to win a final. Maybe playing other finals outside of Grand Slams would be helpful to get me in the groove.

    "I dont feel there was too much tension.

    "I was overhitting it and trying to go for too much because she was getting a tremendous amount of balls back."

  8. Post update

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    Simona Halep's compatriot Marius Copil, who lost in the first round of the men's competition to eventual quarter-finalist Guido Pella, has tweeted a congratulatory message to Romania's first Wimbledon singles champion.

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    We're expecting Serena Williams' press conference imminently. Stay tuned...

  10. 'This match the easiest'

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    Simona Halep's coach Daniel Dobre: "She played very well this year - in Miami, in Roland Garros and Eastbourne - and this week she found everything so she won.

    "I started working with her more in 2013 and was with her in 2014 when she beat Serena, it is a long collaboration, but for sure these last four months have been the best.

    On the improvement on the mental side of her game: "Most of that is down to her. She is very independent and knows what she wants. She has showed in the past that she can be very good on grass. On paper this match was the easiest because she just played so well."

  11. Post update

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    Here's Simona Halep's on-court interview in all its glory...

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    Video caption: 'I've never played a better match' - Halep on Wimbledon final performance
  12. Post update

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    Simona Halep gets a lovely big hug from her dad up on the players' balcony. Then her brother grabs her and plants a kiss on her cheek.

    Here's what her coach has to say: "She played very good. This two weeks, she's found everything."

  13. 'History can get in the way'

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    Martina Navratilova

    Nine-time Wimbledon singles champion on BBC TV

    I think it's essential for Serena Williams to play more matches. You can't fake it. You need those matches.

    History can get in the way, and it can get difficult to get rid of those nerves.

  14. Story of the second set

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    Video caption: Halep plays brilliant volley on way to holding in second set

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    Video caption: Halep's court coverage helps her win another point

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

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    Novak Djokovic watched Simona Halep win her first Wimbledon title on a phone while he was training.

    That's all well and good, Novak, but why weren't you following my live text as well?

    His turn tomorrow...

  16. Story of the first set

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    Video caption: Halep hits sublime cross-court backhand on way to 3-0 lead in first set

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    Video caption: 'Oh, Simona!' - Halep hits beautiful cross-court winner to hold

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    Video caption: Halep wins first set
  17. 'It only sinks in later'

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    Kim Clijsters

    Four-time Grand Slam champion on BBC Radio 5 live

    Winning a Grand Slam is an amazing moment of pride, it only really sinks in when you close the hotel room door and are on your own once more.

    Once you have done it once, it makes you want to get there again and again.