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Tennis: Nadal, Serena conquer Roland Garros

Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated his conational David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to win the French Open for the record eighth time.
Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-4 on Saturday, to win the French Open for the first time since 2002, according to wtatennis.com. She now has 16 Grand Slam titles – just two away from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova’s 18. At the end Williams dropped her racquet, dropped to the clay and screamed to the sky.
Williams gave her speech in French. “First I’d like to thank my God, Jehovah. And congratulations to you, Maria – you played really, really well today, you were magnificent and such a great champion.”
Sharapova didn’t win the match, but – like she does around the world – she won the crowd over. “Your endless support means so much to me,” Sharapova told the crowd. “This court has brought me so many nice memories and it’s incredibly special for me to be back here in the final. I’m really proud to be back on this stage in front of you all. I love being part of this tournament and part of this event”. In the men’s pairs tournament, American brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan defeated the French double Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) in Saturday’s final to clinch their 14th major team title.

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