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Serena Upsets Sister, Venus at French Open - 2002-06-08


American Serena Williams has won her first French Open Tennis title by defeating her sister Venus in straight sets: 7-5, 6-3.

Serena made the most of her older sister's shaky serve to avenge her loss in last September's U.S. Open. It was the first French Open final for both sisters as well as the first time that sisters have met in the tournament final.

Serena won seven straight games at one point of the error-filled match that lasted just 91-minutes at Roland Garros in Paris.

Serena called it a dream come true as she took her second Grand Slam title, following her U.S. Open win in 1999.

Venus, with four grand slam titles, said she was disappointed to lose, but happy that Serena had won.

Venus and Serena will now be ranked one and two in the world when the new rankings come out on Monday.

Mother Oracene Williams watched the match but father Richard stayed away due to nerves.

Their meeting at the U.S. Open in September was the first time sisters had met in a Grand Slam final since 1884, when Maud Watson beat sister Lillian at Wimbledon.

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