US tennis player Serena Williams poses with the Suzanne Lenglen trophy near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on June 8, 2013. Serena Williams won her second French Open title 11 years after her first triumph, defeating title-holder Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 in a brief, but 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.
Chris McKendry, Chris Fowler watch as Mary Joe Fernandez kisses the ring of Chris Evert after Evert received the ring commemorating her induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on the set of ESPN during day ten of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 4, 2013 in Paris, France.
With her serve and her athleticism, her power, her court mobility - I just think when she's on, she's the greatest player we've ever seen. Ever ... Now, whether her record is the greatest remains to be seen, because she hasn't retired yet. But I think she is really the greatest player, (and) I have seen Martina and Steffi at their best.More quotes »
Serena Williams thinks her peak is yet to come
and a long way to go to match Australian Margaret Court's 24 major titles. But she will catch Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert by the end of the year if she wins Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.That would then leave Helen Wills Moody (19), Steffi Graf (22) Read more »
French Open final set: Maria Sharapova vs. Serena Williams
of astounding power and precision.Williams' win was the most lopsided women's semifinal at Roland Garros since 1984, when Chris Evert beat Camille Benjamin 6-0, 6-0.Sharapova beat Errani in the final last year to complete a career Grand Slam, but she faces Read more »
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