Victory for Serena Williams! The American tennis pro beat Lucie Safarova at the French Open on June 6, winning her 20th grand slam title. You go, Serena!
Serena Williams, 33, does it again! Beating her opponent, Lucie Safarova, 28, in three sets on June 6 in the French Open, Serena took the crown at Roland Garros for her third time while winning her 20th grand slam title. Leave it to Serena to win the French Open and the Australian Open in the same year!
Serena defeated Lucie in three sets, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, using her strength and energy to stay atop her game — physically and mentally. Though she struggled in her second set, with Lucie almost pulling the victory, she managed to stay strong and come out on top.
“I choked. Simple as that. I think you have to admit it,” Serena said about her second set, while adding Lucie’s game strength made her nervous, according to the Huffington Post. She also admits that this tournament win was “by far the most dramatic” and she’s sure right about that. The tennis pro had to win three-set matches in the earlier rounds, playing them all back-to-back, too. While Serena had her eye on the prize, she also said that she was worn down by a flu that a few of the other players had, according to Yahoo Sports. Clearly, the star was able to power through it even though we can imagine she felt miserable.
Lucie played in her first Grand Slam final, and she certainly proved to be fierce competition for Serena. She won four straight points, and took a 5-4 lead at one point, but alas, Serena caught up and managed to stay in the lead ever since.
Serena now ranks third in all-time Grand Slam titles, right behind Margaret Court, who holds 24, and Steffi Graf, who has 22.
“Twenty is pretty amazing to me, unfortunately, I’m thinking about Wimbledon. I know it’s bad, it’s bad,” Serena said about winning her 20th Grand Slam title. “But, I’m going to enjoy this moment, I hope.” Congrats, Serena!
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— Julianne Ishler