In a noisy and highly competitive final match of the French Open, Serena Williams has defeated defending champion Maria Sharapova in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. The win came after Sharapova was thwarted by Serena with Serena serving 5 aces in her last 7 service points.
The win means Serena has won the 2nd French Open title. The first one came 11 years back on 2002. With this win, Serena takes her Grand Slam tally to 16, and she is not looking to stop anytime soon. In the whole tournament, Serena just lost one set. She is also one of the only 4 women to have won each of the 4 Grand Slams at least twice.
The final was also the first time since 1995 when the top two seeds confronted. The defending champion Sharapova who has a terrible record against Serena actually played better than what was anticipated. Sharapova even forced Williams to play defensively during the first. She even broke William’s serve which happens to be one of the most devastating threats in the women’s game of tennis. But, Sharapova still fell short to match up the power of Serena.