The tennis tournament at Roland Garros has set up perfectly on the women’s side. After winning their semifinals matches, Serena and Maria will go head-to-head in a star-studded French Open final on June 8.
Tennis fans — and sports fans in general — are in for a treat on June 8 when Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova face off in the French Open final. The two leading ladies of the sport are on top of their games right now, and the match promises to be a thriller.
Serena Williams & Maria Sharapova Match Up In French Open Final
Even though the results were the same, there wasn’t much similar about Serena and Maria’s semifinals matches. The 31-year-old Serena defeated Sara Errani in straight sets for one of the most dominating victories of her career, while Maria couldn’t get in a groove all day and had to grind out a win against Victoria Azarenka.
“I didn’t necessarily go out there and I was feeling great,” Serena said in her post-match press conference. “For me, it was more like let’s just see what happens and try to do the best I could.”
Maria better be ready for Serena’s best, because she’s definitely bringing it right now. Her win over Sara Errani was her 30th straight victory.
Serena Williams & Maria Sharapova: A Huge Tennis Rivalry
The French Open final at Roland Garros matches up two of the most decorated female players of this generation, and their rivalry has been well-established, even though it’s been lopsided. Maria has lost her last 12 matches against Serena and has not beaten Serena since 2004 at Wimbledon.
“I’d be lying if it doesn’t bother me, obviously,” said Maria, who won the 2012 French Open. “I don’t think that it would be a pretty competitive statement if I said I didn’t. I would love to change that around.”
Serena, who is going for her second French Open title, is definitely the favorite — and she might be in Maria’s head.
So who will win? Let us know what you think, HollywoodLifers!
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