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America’s Serena Williams wins 20th Grand Slam title in French Open


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(By Bonny Apunyu)

America’s Serena Williams has won her 20th Grand Slam title in French Open against Czech’s Lucie Safarova, sports news revealed Saturday. BBC reported that Serena, who is ranked number one, needed two hours and one minute to win 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-2 at Roland Garros.

Meanwhile, Safarova, playing her first Grand Slam final, led by a break in the decider but Williams won the last six games.The America reportedly becomes the third player - male or female - to win 20 major singles titles. BBC says only Germany's Steffi Graf on 22 has won more since the open era began in 1968, with Australia's Margaret Court collecting 24 between 1960 and 1973.

According to BBC, Serena’s victory at Wimbledon in July would see the American, 33, hold all four major titles at once, having managed the