And Another One: Serena Williams Wins Her Second French Open Title!
Rack ’em up!
Serena Williams picked up her second French Open trophy on Saturday as she defeated second seed Maria Sharapova in the finals, 6-4, 6-4.
Williams holds on to her spot as the number one women’s tennis player in the world. At age 31, she’s also the oldest number one seed in the history of women’s tennis. As the winner, Williams walks away with a check for almost two million dollars.
In the first set, Sharapova won the first two games but Serena came back with a vengeance. Although she won in straight sets, this was not an easy match; Sharapova continued to give everything she had. In the end, however, Williams’ new-found dominance on clay proved to be too much for her.
This win was eleven years to the day that Serena last won and is also the last time an American won the French Open, according to NBC Sports.
Serena Williams becomes just the fourth woman in Open Era to win each grand slam multiple times (Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Steffi Graf are the other three).
Congrats to her!