Found June 06, 2013 on Fox Sports:
You probably missed Serena Williams on Thursday at the French Open. One, it's the French Open. And two, she finished her semifinal match faster than most of us here in L.A. are able to drive to work. Her 6-0, 6-1 obliteration of Sara Errani took just 46 minutes and served as another indication that Serena is absolutely in another dimenson when playing her best tennis. Consider some stats: Serena had 40 winners to Errani's two; Errani won just 16 points in 13 games; Errani hit 80 percent of her first serves in; Those first serves came at an average speed of about 80 miles per hour; Serena made mincemeat of that slow serve, winning 64 percent of Errani's first-serve points; Oh, and Errani is the fifth best player in the world, so say the computers. The highlight reel gives you just a small taste. ESPN darn near has to warn you of the brutality before watching. And then there's this photo, which simultaneously serves as Errani's biggest highlight from the match ...

How good was Serena at the French?

Serena Williams positively rolled to her second French Open title and 16th career Grand Slam title, roasting opponents nearly from start to finish over the course of the tournament's weeks. At 31 years old, she appears to be playing the best tennis of her career, or close to it. She has now won 31 straight matches and is 74-3 in the last year. How dominant was her run to Roland...

Williams wins first French since '02

Serena Williams 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 Saturday. The victory completed the No. 1-ranked Williams' rebound from a shocking loss to 111th-ranked Virginie Razzano in the first round at Roland Garros a year ago. Since that defeat she's 74-3, including titles at Wimbledon...

Serena Williams Wins 2013 French Open!

image via VINCENT KESSLER / REUTERS Give it up for Serena Williams! Against any other opponent, Maria Sharapova’s impressive 100 mph serve would’ve dominated.  But against the overpowering Williams, it simply wasn’t enough. Whether she was on offense or defense, it didn’t matter.  Serena’s return game and serve game are equally vicious.   Serena quickly disposed of...

French Open Women’s Final Recap: Serena Williams Defeats Maria Sharapova

  Don’t call it a come back, she’s been here for years…but it’s taken her 11 years to win in Paris again . Serena Williams continues to make her case for becoming the greatest women’s tennis player of all time. She easily dispatched of her biggest competition in the sport in Maria Sharapova, and did so in straight sets winning 6-4, 6-4. In just an hour and 46 minutes,...

French Open Results for June 4, 2013, June 5th Singles Schedule

ROLAND GARROS Paris, France May 26-June 9, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors   Results – Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Women’s Singles – Quarterfinals (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) 61 36 63 (5) Sara Errani (ITA) d. (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) 64 76(6) Women’s Doubles – Third Round (1) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) d. Husarova/Lisicki (SVK/GER) 63 [...]

Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova in French Open Women’s Finals

31 year old Serena Williams won her 16th grand slam early this morning by defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 in the French Open. Sharapova, who won the French Open last year, is now 2-14 in matches vs. Williams. Serena moves to 43-2 this year. Next stop…Wimbledon – where she is the heavy favorite. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Roland Garros Women’s Final Preview: Will Serena Williams Sweep Maria Sharapova?

(June 7, 2013) It’s the dream final most were expecting: No. 1 seed Serena Williams taking on No. 2 seed and defending champion Maria Sharapova. The American is in her 20th final and holds the head-to-head edge against the Russian, 13-2. The two have met six times alone within the past year on three different surfaces, and it has been a clean sweep for Williams. However, this marks...

Serena Williams Makes It Sweet 16

By Ros Satar   (June 8, 2013) PARIS – How does Maria Sharapova solve a problem like Serena?   The answer is she doesn’t, at least not today as the head-to-head between them grew to 14-2, when Serena Williams regained the title she won back in 2002 6-4, 6-4.   It perhaps feels uncharitable to [...]

Maria Sharapova bothered by her losing streak to Serena Williams

Maria Sharapova has won four grand slams in her career. Her first was in 2004, and her latest came last year at the French Open to give her the career grand slam. What’s somewhat shocking is that since beating Serena Williams at the finals of Wimbledon in 2004, Sharapova has gone 1-12 head-to-head against Williams. [...]

Roger Federer Loses to Jo-Wifried Tsonga at French Open, Serena Williams Advances

PARIS — By Roger Federer‘s standards, defeat came early in the French Open. And it came quickly. The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost Tuesday in the quarterfinals to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France, 7-5, 6-3, 6-3. Federer was eliminated before the semifinals for the second time in past three Grand Slam tournaments, but only the fifth time in the past nine years at a major event...

Serena Williams to Meet Maria Sharapova for French Open Title

By Ros Satar (June 6, 2013) PARIS – Victoria Azarenka’s burgeoning love affair with the clay came to a halt today, at the hands of Maria Sharapova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. In a three-setter interrupted by a brief wringing-out of a cloud, Sharapova did not have the best of starts. It looked like she had left [...]

Live blog: Serena vs. Sharapova

Old rivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova meet in the women's final at the French Open. They have met 15 times in their career, with Serena absolutely owning the head-to-head to the tune of 13-2. Sharapova hasn't notched a win since 2004. French Open women's final 1 2 3 1 Serena Williams 4 2 Maria Sharapova 3 The way Serena is playing , she looks unstoppable. But...

Roland Garros Rewind: Thoughts on the Women’s Semifinals

Might we have a real WTA rivalry on our hands? After contrasting semifinals, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams will meet in a major final for just the third time and the first time since 2007.  Here are some thoughts on how they got to Saturday. Vengeance was hers:  At two majors last year, Maria Sharapova had fallen short against Victoria Azarenka.  A rout in the Australian...

French Open Semis (Predictable but Intriguing)

 .paw3{position:absolute;clip:rect(485px,auto,auto,405px);}best cash advance The first 11 days of the 2013 French Open have come and gone with little to no surprises. We have seen the qualifiers, wild cards and up and comers cede to a last eight that most saw coming. It may have been predictable but it does not make it any less rewarding to think of the matchups and storylines...

Roland Garros Day 10: Links Roundup with Federer, Haas, Williams, Gasquet and more

Roland Garros Roundup takes you through the Slam’s hot stories of the day, both on and off the court. Bryan Brothers make it through to the quarterfinals in no time. Shot of the Day: No.1 seeds Bob and Mike Bryan had an easy time of it for their third round doubles match against Oliver Marach and Christopher Kas. The German-Austrian team retired after just a single game. Serena...
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