Serena Williams is neither an irresistible force nor an immoval object. Right now, she is both. Sure, once in a while a few errant shots will remind us she’s human, but if you are on the other side of the net from her these days it seems like a near-impossible task to beat her unless she helps out a little with injury or an off day. From the start of the Roland Garros 2013 Ladies Final, Maria Sharapova was Sisyphus, rolling the rock uphill only to have it roll back down and start over again. She fought back from love-40 down to hold serve, but for 7 straight service games Serena put Masha behind the eight ball by winning the first point against Sharapova’s serve. Although it was one of Masha’s more competitive matches against Williams lately, it still seemed like she was always on the edge, just fighting to keep it respectable and not let Serena run away. Even when Sharapova broke, it was just a matter of time until Serena broke back. With no prime Justine Henin or Lindsay Davenport type player walking through the door, expect Serena to make a run for 20 Major titles, maybe more. This is a woman in Serena in the midst of an historic run. Her 6-4 6-4 triumph over Masha gave her not only her second Roland Garros crown. It allows her to take another step on a journey that might end with her being the greatest female player ever.
|Women’s Singles – Finals – Completed|
|S. Williams #1 «||6||6|
|M. Sharapova #2||4||4|
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