The Women Tennis world number one, American Serena Williams, has defeated world number 13, Lucie Safarova, from the Czek Republic, to win her fifth French Open and her 20th Grand Slam title. Suring this French Open, she has faced multiple challenge, including an illness since Thursday, and mounted comeback after comeback. By winning, she cimented her record over both Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert in the number of major singles titles.
Serena Williams overwhelmed Lucie Safarova in the first set but lost the second. Finally she beat her 6-3 6-7 (2), 6-2, despite battling a stong illness she suffered since Thursday.
Serena Williams, 33, already in tennis and sports history, has added another star to her crown. The persistent question of what would be next for the unstoppable woman tennis player remains as by her age, most players have retired while Williams' game appears to remain at its best.
With the victory, Williams becomes the first woman to win both the Australian and French Opens back to back since Jennifer Capriati in 2001.. Williams is just two shy of Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22. She may equal Graf's calendar-year Slam (1988) later this year if she wins Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. Go girl!