Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win French Open 2013 title
“French Open 2013 Women’s Single Winner- Serena Williams”
Top-seeded Serena Williams beat No. 2 Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to secure her second French Open title, 11 years to the day after she beat her older sister Venus to win her first in 2002. It was the 31-year-old American's 16th Grand Slam title win. The win truly underscored her near total domination of the women's game, having won three of the last four Grand Slam titles -- at Wimbledon, the US and French Opens -- and reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open. This was also the first French Open women's final involving the two top seeds since 1995. At 31 years, 247 days she is the oldest women in the Open Era to win the French Open title, taking over from Chris Evert who set the previous mark in 1986. Sharapova, the defending French Open champion, dropped to 2-14 vs. Williams, including 13 in a row and four defeats this season, including this.