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Photos: Serena Williams wins her milestone 20th Grand Slam


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.
2015 French Open - Day Fourteen

(Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

"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.



"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

(Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

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

(Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

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


I catched you ?? the #Selfie queen @serenawilliams

"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


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


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. 


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.



"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


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


Serena Williams celebrates winning the French Open with her dog Chip. #GreatestOfAllTime #SerenaWilliams

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."

(Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

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