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American Tennis Star Serena Williams Wins French Open

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TOPSHOTSUS player Serena Williams celebrates after winning her match. AFP PHO

TOPSHOTSUS player Serena Williams celebrates after winning her match. AFP PHO

American tennis star Serena Williams has won her 20th Grand Slam title with a victory over Czech Lucie Safarova in Saturday's finals of the French Open in Paris.

After an easy 6-3 first-set win, Williams built a 4-1 lead in the second set. However, the 13th seeded Safarova came back to win a tiebreaker and force a deciding set on the Roland Garros clay.

Williams dominated the final set 6-2 to pull within two victories of German Steffi Graf who holds the record for the most Grand Slam singles titles with 22 in the Open era.

The world's top player, who overcame the flu to win in Paris, goes into Wimbledon as the favorite to win her sixth title on the English grass courts.

The men's final at the French Open Sunday features world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia against eighth seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland.

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