Serena Williams fights off illness And Lucie Safarova To Win French Open For 20th Grand Slam Title

| June 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo credit:Vincent Kessler, Reuters

PARIS – After mounting comeback after comeback this French Open fortnight, Serena Williams was finally asked to thwart one on Saturday in the women’s final.

She did just that.

The world No. 1 let a 6-3, 4-1 lead slip against No. 13 seed Lucie Safarova, a first-time Grand Slam finalist, the American surging back to win her 20th Grand Slam title, a 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-2 winner.

“I choked, simple as that you know,” she said in an NBC interview, of letting the lead slip away. “I hit a lot of double faults. My first serve just went off. I didn’t get any first serves in. I got really nervous it was a big moment to win 20.

“From that point she saw that I was nervous and she starting playing the tennis that she can play.”

Williams lost eight of nine games midway through the match, falling behind 2-0 in the third set against a game Safarova, the Czech left-hander. She’d win the final six games of the match, however, sealing victory on a Safarova backhand into the net.

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