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Photos: Serena Williams wins her milestone 20th Grand Slam

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Serena Williams won her milestone 20th Grand Slam at the French Open on Saturday.

Williams battled through yet another three-setter at Roland Garros to overcome Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 in the final.
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"It got really complicated today," Williams said. "I was getting a little bit nervous, and Lucie was just playing great. She was a magnificent opponent. She was playing very aggressive and she had no fear.

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"To win my 20th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros is very special for me because I haven't always had the most success here. I want to thank all of the fans - it's just a dream that I've won this title.”
2015 French Open - Day Fourteen

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Williams stormed through the opening set 6-3 after she obtained the only break of the set. She looked like she was on track for the straight set victory, but missed the opportunity to go 5-1 up as Safarova stole one break back, benefiting from a couple of double faults from Williams.
2015 French Open - Day Fourteen

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Safarova then gained all of the momentum as she levelled the match at one-set-all and stole the early break in the decider to lead 2-0.

Marion bartoliSAT JUN 06 2015 15:57:08

@bartoli_marion

I catched you ?? the #Selfie queen @serenawilliams http://t.co/MmkoMLDXu4

"I choked, simple as that you know," Williams said. "I hit a lot of double faults. My first serve just went off. I didn't get any first serves in. I got really nervous it was a big moment to win 20.

Kobe BryantSAT JUN 06 2015 15:17:50

@kobebryant

the goat @serenawilliams at it again #samebeast

"From that point she saw that I was nervous and she starting playing the tennis that she can play."

Laverne CoxSAT JUN 06 2015 15:23:19

@Lavernecox

Congratulations @serenawilliams 20 grand slam titles. Unbelievable!. What an inspiration. I am so emotional now. Brava! #FrenchOpen

Williams fought back though in typical fashion, as she did not let Safarova win another game from then on in. It marked just her third French Open title. 
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She had also been visibly suffering from the flu throughout the fortnight. ”It makes this trophy really special," Williams said. "I really wanted it. I wanted to win so bad.

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"I just felt like I had every opportunity in this match. Being down from the second, third, fourth round, it wasn't very easy, so I probably topped for my most difficult time to win.

shonda rhimesSAT JUN 06 2015 14:14:11

@shondarhimes

Go, @serenawilliams go! So inspiring! #FrenchOpen

"But it also makes me feel good that I was able to be fit and be able to win the event. I can't believe I won, but it's cool.”

peter needhamSAT JUN 06 2015 23:08:06

@pjneedham76

Serena Williams celebrates winning the French Open with her dog Chip. #GreatestOfAllTime #SerenaWilliams http://t.co/BW60bY8pDi

Safarova said: "I'm proud that I fought back in the second set, because it was looking like it will be an easy match.

"Serena was really strong out there. I just pushed myself to step up the level."

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