Rare No. 20: Serena Wins French Open

It's her 20th Grand Slam title, a mark hit by only 2 others
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 6, 2015 10:32 AM CDT
Serena Williams reacts as she plays Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic.   (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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(Newser) – Overcoming a mid-match lull and a third-set deficit, Serena Williams won her third French Open title and 20th major singles trophy today by beating 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2. The top-ranked Williams took the last six games and added to her championships on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2002 and 2013. Only two women in the century-plus history of Grand Slam tennis have won more than the 33-year-old American: Margaret Smith Court with 24 titles, and Steffi Graf with 22.

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