Serena Williams has won the 2013 French Open.
SOURCE: Huffington Post
At 31, she is playing better than ever.
She has six titles this year, two shy of her best year on tour in 2002. She is on a career-high 31-match winning streak and has gone 74-3 since bowing out in last year’s French Open. Williams is also the oldest Open era winner of Roland Garros and the oldest No. 1 since computer rankings were introduced in 1975.
“I’m playing better. I’m working harder. I’m doing more things,” Williams said. “And I feel like I deserve to win because I’m honestly working very hard.”
If not for injuries at the Australian Open — twisted ankle in the first round, tweaked back in the quarterfinals — Paris could have wrapped up a second so-called Serena Slam.
With her second Paris championship, she joins Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert as one of four women to win each of the four majors at least twice since 1968.
“The dedication is there, it’s real,” U.S. Fed Cup captain Mary Joe Fernandez said by phone. “She realizes how good she is now and how much more she can do.”
Williams was as devastatingly efficient as ever in Paris, even though clay is her weakest surface. She dropped just 29 games, equaling the fewest lost on her way to any major title (she also lost 29 at the 2002 U.S. Open).
The wonder woman asserts that her eyes are already set on Wimbelton in London.
Yessss Honey!!! Divas do it differently!!! Sister Serena accepts her trophy humbly speaking in French. This demonstrates honor to the people of the country where the match was held. WELL DONE!! In that one act, Serena may have swayed popular European perspective about the arrogance of Americans.
SOURCE: USA TODAY