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Coolest moments of the week’s sports events (6.15-6.20)

People's Daily Online)  11:15, June 20, 2013  

Serena Williams of the U.S. holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, June 8, 2013. Serena Williams won the match 2-0 to claim the title.(Photo/Xinhua)

Edited and translated by Li Qian, People's Daily Online

Top seed Serena Williams defeated defending champion Maria Sharapova in straight sets to win her second French Open championship and 16th Grand Slam singles title in career in Paris on Saturday.

Williams, who took the trophy last time at Roland Garros in 2002, proved too much for the Russian, winning 6-4, 6-4 and extending her record to 14 wins and two losses. And Sharapova has not had a winning record against the American in their last 13 meetings.

The 32-year-old Williams has collected five titles at the Australian Open, five at Wimbledon, four at the US Open and two at the French Open.

Williams said in French to the crowd that it is "incredible" to win her second title 11 years after her first.

Sharapova, who won one title at each Grand Slam event, said: "I played a great tournament and ran against a really tough champion. She's been playing so well throughout this year so a big congratulation to her."

"This court has brought me so many nice memories. Last year was incredibly special for me and to be back on this stage and be the last two players in the tournament is special, I would have loved to have won it but I'll be back next year trying to win it again."

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(Editor:LiQian、Zhang Qian)


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