By James Williams
Serena Williams defeats Maria Sharapova, 6-4, 6-4, to win the French Open for the 2nd time in her career.
Williams is the first American to win the French Open since winning the same event in 2002.
She is 16-4 in Grand Slam finals and has won 16 major titles.
Williams is now one of only four female tennis players to win every major event at least twice. The other three women include Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, and Chrissie Evert.
At age 31, Williams becomes the oldest woman to win a major title since Navratilova, who won Wimbledon at the age of 33 in 1990.
Since Williams’ loss in the first round of the 2012 French Open, she has gone on to have a record of 74-3. Since then she has also won Wimbledon, U.S. Open and 2012 Olympic Gold medals in both Singles and Doubles competition.