Posted: Friday June 7, 2013 9:51 AM

Tough times fill Williams' French Open history

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font

PARIS (AP) - For a decade, the French Open has presented more problems for Serena Williams than any of the other Grand Slam tournaments.

Her collection of 15 major championships includes five from Wimbledon, five from the Australian Open, four from the U.S. Open ... and one from Roland Garros.

Ever since she beat her sister in the 2002 final in Paris, starting a run of four consecutive titles at tennis' most important events, one thing or another has prevented Williams from a second French Open trophy.

She will try to change that by beating defending champion Maria Sharapova in Saturday's final.

Says Williams: "I don't think there's anything that can describe how happy I would be.''
Hot Topics: Boston Marathon NBA Playoffs NHL Playoffs LaMarcus Aldridge Dwyane Wade Carlos Gomez
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines, your California privacy rights, and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint