Tennis icon Serena Williams made her mark in history on Saturday afternoon as she become the newest champion for the annual French Open in Paris!
Held on the clay courts of Roland Garros , the 31 year-old received her 16th career Grand Slam title after defeating her opponent Maria Sharapova after a 6-4,6-4 victory.
Interestingly enough, this is Williams second French Open championship since her victory back in 2002 at the tender age of 20:
“Eleven years. I think it’s unbelievable. Now I have 16 Grand Slam titles. It’s difficult for me to speak because I’m so excited [...] I played a great tournament and I ran into a really tough champion today.”
Interesting Fact: Serena has become the second oldest woman to win a major title since Martina Navratilova’s win at Wimbledon in 1990. With all that said, congratulations to Serena Williams!