Halep a fan of Wimbledon's traditions

(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) The newest champion at Wimbledon is a big fan of the All England Club's oldest traditions.

The tennis whites, the strict rules, even the green grass. And the flowers. Don't forget the thousands of blooming petals dotted around the grounds in the very Wimbledon shades of purple, green and white.

"I love flowers. The colors," gasped Halep, speaking a short time after winning her second major title on Saturday by denying Serena Williams her 24th. "The people, they are very well dressed. The elegance of everywhere you go."

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