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French Open finals: Serena Williams wins her 16th Grand Slam defeating Maria Sharapova

June 8, 2013

Serena Williams French Open Champion

Serena Williams has been playing the best Tennis of her life, which was justified after her exemplary performance in the 2013 French Open finals, where she defeated Maria Sharapova in straight sets- 6-4 and 6-4. This is her 16th grand slam title.

Though, the score line may reflect that the game was a one-sided one, but it was just that Serena Williams played better than Sharapova. Had it been some other opponent, it could have been the Russian beauty, who could have walked away with the 2013 Grand Slam title. There were instances, when Sharapova showed her master class, but it was not enough for Sharapova to outshine her American opponent, who looked in top gear right from the outset.

In the run up to the final, it was the American who was tagged as the favourite to life the title, but it was clearly justified with the game that she put up in the finals. She hit an incredible number of aces -10 compared to the Russian’s two. Serena also did not serve any double fault with her fastest serve being 200kph. In spite of the brave show from the Russian, the day belonged to the American.

Age (31 years), seems to take a back seat the closer we look at Serena’s performance. She is like a wine, the older the better. She has been improving for the better of late and this French Open title has brought him two Grand Slam victories closer to Evert and Martina Navratilova, who are tied in fourth place for Grand Slam titles of all time, which is topped by Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slams.

 

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