After dominating her French Open semifinals bout against Sara Errani, Serena Williams is one more win away from collecting her 16th Grand Slam title.
It took Williams only 46 minutes to defeat Errani. On Saturday, she faces off against defending champion Maria Sharapova.
The final features the top two women in the rankings and seedings, No. 1 Williams and No. 2 Sharapova. They are 1-2 among active players in French Open match wins, Williams with 45, Sharapova with 43. And they are two of three active women with more than two major championships; Sharapova completed a career Grand Slam in Paris last year with No. 4.
Plus, Williams has won a career-best 30 consecutive matches, the longest single-season streak on tour since 2000. Sharapova has won 13 consecutive matches in Paris.
Despite all of that, this one doesn’t shape up as much of an even matchup, because Williams is 13-2 against Sharapova, including winning the last 12.
An incredible competitor
Good luck on Saturday, Serena!
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