Serena Williams said Saturday she'll start playing in more tournaments in hopes of finally winning a 24th Grand Slam title.

Her latest attempt fell short at Wimbledon earlier Saturday as she was soundly beaten by No. 7 seed Simona Halep, who needed just 56 minutes to seal the 6-2, 6-2 victory in the women's singles final.

"I just have to figure out a way to win a final," said Williams, per ESPN.

"Maybe it is playing other finals outside of Grand Slams would be really helpful just to kind of get in the groove so by the time I get to a Grand Slam final I'm kind of used to what to do and how to play."

Williams' next shot at a Grand Slam comes at the US Open in August and she'll have chances in Cincinnati and Toronto before that to hone her hard-court game and perhaps pick up another WTA title.

But the 37-year-old hesitates at the thought of adding too many tune-up events.

"I think there's a limit. I think if I overdo it, then that could also be a problem, as well. Especially on the hard courts," Williams said.

"I've been on the softer surfaces, so to say. It would be interesting to see how my knee is on the hard court. I definitely don't want to do three tournaments before a Grand Slam. I think it will be fine."

Williams, seeded 11th, was making make her 11th appearance in the singles final at the All England Club and trying for her eighth title here. Williams has 23 Grand Slam tournament titles, one short of tying Australian legend Margaret Court for the most all-time.

Williams fell to 9-3 all-time against the 27-year-old Halep. Their last two meetings were also on the Grand Slam stage. Williams won in three sets in the 2019 Australian Open and took another three-setter at the 2016 US Open.

Williams' last Grand Slam title came at the Australian Open in 2017.

--Field Level Media

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