French Open—Paris, France

World No. 1 Serena Williams captured her 20th Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday, defeating Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2. After leading by a set and a 4-1, Williams suffered a drop in form, while her Czech opponent picked up her level of play. Williams was then forced to overcome a 0-2 deficit in the third set before reeling off six straight games. Williams now owns three French Open titles and is half way to the calender year grand slam. Safarova, who will jump to No. 7 in the world on Monday, will contest the women’s doubles final on Sunday.


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