Serena Williams lands second French Open
June 9 , 2013
Serena Williams, the number one player in women’s professional tennis, has won the 2013 French Open. This is her second title in this Grand Slam and comes after a gap of 11 years. She was seeded in the first position for this championship and defeated Maria Sharapova, the winner of the previous edition, in straight sets to win the 16th Grand Slam of her career.
Till date, she has appeared in 20 finals in the Grand Slam events. The match lasted 3 hours and 15 minutes. The contest was fairly riveting in spite of the straight set outcome and Serena won it with her 10th ace of the match. A memorable moment came when the winner fell on her knees in disbelief after the conclusion.
This is a fantastic result for the American considering that she had bowed out of the tournament a year back with a first round defeat. While speaking to the crowd that had gathered at the Chatrier court in French she stated her excitement at being able to win the tournament again after a gap of a decade and a year. She also stated that she was fairly nervous and termed the match a difficult one. She also revealed that other than the final match she was far more relaxed this time around than in 2012.