Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tennis: Serena Williams wins 2nd French Open title

Tennis: Serena Williams wins 2nd French Open title

PARIS (AFP) - Serena Williams won her second French Open title on Saturday, 11 years after her first triumph, defeating title-holder Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 in a high-quality final.

It was the 31-year-old American's 16th Grand Slam title win, taking her to within two of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova who are tied for fourth on the all-time list.
And it underscored her near total domination of the women's game, having won three of the last four Grand Slam titles - at Wimbledon, the US and French Opens - and reaching the quarter-finals at the Australian Open.
For Sharapova it was a 10th straight loss to Williams, dating back to 2004 when she defeated her in the Wimbledon final and the WTA Championships when she was just 17-years-old.

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