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In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion

June 9, 2013, 10:28 am
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • Serena Williams of USA won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship since 2002 when she beat familiar foil Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday.
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • Defending title-holder, Maria Sharapova of Russia fell short of repeating last year's magic and came out second best in the 112th edition of the French Open.
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • Williams whacked 10 aces, including three in the final game to extend her career-best winning streak to 31 matches. Here, she celebrates the match point against Sharapova on Saturday.
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • Sharapova had to dig in hard to hold at the start of set two, fending off five break points, and it was all downhill for her from there.
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova pose with their respective titles after the women's final of the French Open 2013 on Saturday.
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In another fixture, top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States won their 14th major doubles title by defeating Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) in the French Open final Saturday.
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut of France came close but couldn't get over the finish line as they were declared the runners-up of the men's doubles.
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In the tiebreaker, the Bryans rallied from a 4-2 deficit to clinch the victory when Mahut sent a forehand wide. The twins won their only other French Open in 2003
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • Llodra and Mahut were bidding to become the first Frenchmen to win the doubles since Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte in 1984.
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  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion
  • In pics: Serena crowned French Open champion