With last year's French Open, her first grand slam title, under her belt, Simona Halep decided that 2019 would be "a chill year".
In just 26 minutes, Halep had a near-flawless first set, taking it 6-2 from the 37-year-old superstar.
Williams had faced only one top-30 player coming into the final - Germany's Julia Goerges in the third round - hence when she came up against former world number one Halep, she found herself ambushed with no way out.
While Halep fell to her knees to celebrate her win and kissed the trophy repeatedly, she seemed nearly as pleased to be wearing a little badge that meant she was now a member of the All England Club. Williams is favored by 3.5 on the game spread, and you can get +135 (risk $100 to win $135) on the American winning in straight sets, among a slew of wagering options.
"Those finals I lost in the past helped me for this moment", she said.
But she said those experiences had helped her here - on a surface that, as a player of 1.68m, she never thought she would be able to win on against "all these players that are very tall and serving with a lot of power". "Just stop all this insanity because she is trying to be everything".
"Hopefully I can raise the level of my game some time".
When asked if she had ever played a better match following the win, she didn't hesitate: "Never". I think I have the feeling.
At 2-2 Halep scooped up a ball she had no right to reach and Williams lurched forward to blaze a backhand long. I had the chance to meet her after the match.
And Williams asserted that she was happy for her then-opponent, Kerber.
"I'm desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her", she said.
Williams was responding to a question from a journalist who told her tennis legend Billie Jean King suggested the 23-time major victor should stop trying to be a "celebrity" and concentrate on winning matches.
King spoke to the BBC mid-Wimbledon about wanting to see Williams focus more on her on-court prospects than trying to juggle everything else. You can get too nervous.
After the match, Williams said playing against Halep made her feel like a "deer in the headlights".
Halep also had to believe she could conquer the grass, which she admitted in previous rounds of the tournament, she was uncomfortable with. I said, 'OK, it's 5-2, it's real.' Then I just played every ball.
The 2019 Ladies' Final is scheduled to begin today (Saturday, July 13) at 9 a.m. ET and will air on ESPN. "I just told her that we'll talk later".
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Some said that Halep definitely deserved the win as Williams was not in her best shape during the game. It was a little bit deer in headlights for me". "It was an honour to play in front of her", she said.
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