On this day in 2015: Serena wins 20th Grand Slam singles title

Serena Williams (Getty Images)

Serena Williams (Getty Photos)

On June 6, 2015 Serena Williams gained her 20th grand slam singles title when she lifted the French Open.

The American, who gained her first main 16 years beforehand, beat Czech participant Lucie Safarova 6-Three 6-7 (2) 6-2 in a dramatic closing at Roland Garros.

Williams, 33 on the time, was the clear favorite as she was the world primary and held the US Open and Australian Open crowns.

However she was given a fright by Safarova, who was taking part in in her first grand slam closing.

Williams gained the primary set 6-Three and seemed to be heading for a routine victory when she led Four-1 within the second.

However the left-handed Safarova battled again to power a second-set tie-break, which she gained comprehensively.

A significant shock was on the playing cards when Safarova led 2-Zero within the decider, just for Williams to point out her prowess by profitable six successive video games and declare a 3rd French Open title.

It was her 20th grand slam singles title, which left her two behind Steffi Graf and 4 behind Margaret Courtroom.

Williams has since taken her tally to 23, however historical past continues to allude her as she has misplaced her final 4 grand-slam finals.

– TEAMtalk media

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