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Roland Garros Saturday Women's Tennis Results






Paris, France
May 26-June 8, 2013
$12,957,474/Grand Slam
Red Clay/Outdoors

Results - Saturday, June 8, 2013
Singles - Final
(1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 64 64

Final Facts
Williams improves to 16-4 in Grand Slam finals in winning her second French Open title and first since 2002. She is also the French Open’s first American champion since that 2002 title.
- Williams’ 16 Grand Slam titles are fourth most of the Open Era behind Steffi Graf’s 22 and Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova’s 18.
- Williams wins her WTA-leading sixth title of the year and 52nd of her career, one behind Monica Seles for ninth-most of the Open Era.
- Williams extends her career-best win streak to 31 matches, the WTA’s third best winning streak of the new millennium.
- Williams improves to 43-2 on the year, including 23-0 on clay.
- Williams’ ninth WTA clay court title ties her with sister Venus for second-most clay titles among active players and puts her just one behind Anabel Medina Garrigues for first place.
- Williams surpasses Chris Evert as the oldest French Open champion of the Open Era.
- Williams wins her 13th straight match against Sharapova and improves to 14-2 in their series.
- Sharapova falls to 4-4 in Grand Slam finals and 29-22 in WTA finals.
- After falling one win short of defending her title, Sharapova will fall one spot on the new rankings to No.3.

Final Quotes
Serena Williams:
"I think my winning appetite was really high. So I think I put maybe a little pressure on myself and because of that, I maybe made a lot of mistakes that I didn't make in other rounds. But also, with that being said, it really got me through a lot of tough points that I knew I needed to win."

"I'm really relaxed. I really enjoy every moment that I'm out there. I always said that I felt like I have never played my best tennis, that I feel like I can always do better and play better and I have always wanted to reach that level. Maybe I'm still just trying to get there."

Maria Sharapova: "I think getting to the Roland Garros final is not too shabby, so I'd say that's a positive. Coming back as a defending champion, I know it's never easy to come back with that title, so I'm happy that I was able to produce good tennis within these last two weeks and come to that stage. A lot of my favorite tournaments are coming up. There is a lot to look forward to, definitely."

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