Wimbledon Ladies’ Championship on ESPN: Serena Aims for History vs. Halep


Wimbledon Ladies’ Championship on ESPN: Serena Aims for History vs. Halep

  • Williams: Seeks to Tie Record of 24 Career Major Wins
  • Halep: Seeks Second Major Title
  • Encore on ABC at 3 p.m. ET
  • Breakfast at Wimbledon at 8 p.m. ET with Uncommon Access behind Scenes at AELTC

ESPN’s exclusive coverage of The Championships, Wimbledon continues with the Ladies’ Championship on Saturday, July 13, at 9 a.m. ET with #7 seed Simona Halep facing #11 Serena Williams.

Williams is considered by many to be the greatest woman tennis player of all time.  She seeks a record-tying 24th Major trophy (Margaret Court).  At 37, she is the oldest woman in a Major final in the Open Era.  She has won nine of her 10 meetings with Halep and has 72 WTA titles on her resume.

Halep, a 27-year old Romanian, won the 2018 French Open and reached the final of the Australian Open in 2018.  She was ranked world No. 1 in singles on two separate occasions between 2017 and 2019.  She has won 18 WTA titles. 

Chris Fowler and Chrissie Evert will call the match.  An encore presentation will be aired on ABC at 3 p.m.

ESPN+ on the ESPN App

Beyond Centre Court, action on courts 1, 3, 12, 14 and 18 is available on the ESPN App with ESPN+.  Play – including Juniors, Wheelchair and Invitational (seniors) – begins as early as 6 a.m.

Breakfast at Wimbledon at 8 a.m.

The Ladies’ Championship will be preceded by Breakfast at Wimbledon at 8 a.m., hosted by Chris McKendry.  The show will include:

  • In an ESPN exclusive that features uncommon access to behind the scenes at the All England Club, Chrissie Evert and Chris Fowler take the walk that players take from the locker room to the entrance to Centre Court.
  • The team puts Serena’s career in perspective looking at how her game has evolved.
  • In a tribute to Wimbledon tradition, the commentator team will wear all white. Other traditions will be discussed.
  • “Do’s and Don’t’s – Follies of the Fortnight”: wacky video from the Championships.
  • A review of the Gentlemen’s Semifinals and a look ahead to the Championship.




Dave Nagle

It was 33 years at ESPN for me as of November 2019 (the only job I’ve ever had) after joining merely to help with the America’s Cup for three months at a robust $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals and Indy 500; Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, in addition to overseeing the Fan Relations, Archives and ESPNPressRoom.com, my main areas are tennis, ratings, and corporate communications documents, including ESPN’s history and growth.
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