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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in French Open final

Serena Williams wins French Open

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates winning against Russia’s Maria Sharapova in two sets 6-4, 6-4, in the women’s final of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP)

No. 1 ranked in women’s singles tennis Serena Williams claims another victory by winning her second French open title with an impressive 6-4, 6-4 over rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday at Roland Garros, Paris, France. She ends an 11-year gap in her tennis career holding his second French title since winning the first trophy in 2002.

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Williams’s showed her dominance, strength and passion against familiar foil Sharapova, a scrappy opponent who couldn’t win a set.

“Eleven years,” Williams said in French during the trophy ceremony. “I think it’s unbelievable. Now I have 16 Grand Slam titles. It’s difficult for me to speak because I’m so excited.”

According to the reports, Williams fired 10 aces, including three in the final game, and the last came on match point at 123 mph – her hardest serve of the day. She then sank to her knees, screamed at the sky and buried her face in the clay.

Serena Williams is now listed among four women to have won all four Grand Slam tournaments twice (Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Chris Evert). After surviving health problems, she’s happily bouncing back to the top.

Williams improved to 43-2 this year, including 23-0 on clay. Now comes the switch to grass, and she’ll be a heavy favorite to win Wimbledon for the sixth time. (With reports from FoxNews)

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