serena williams (french open trophy)*Serena Williams has done it again. Although it took her eleven years.

Williams, the top seed,  defeated No. 2 Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to win her second French Open title, 11 years to the day after she beat her older sister Venus to win her first in 2002.

“Eleven years,” Williams, 31, said in French during the trophy ceremony. “I think it’s unbelievable. Now I have 16 Grand Slam titles. It’s difficult for me to speak because I’m so excited.”

After crashing and burning in the French Open’s first round last year, Williams came back determined to not let that happen again

She dropped 29 games, matching her best Grand Slam effort (she also dropped 29 games on her way to the 2002 U.S. Open title).

For the record, Serena is sixth on the all-time Grand slam singles list, two majors behind Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

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Watch this ESPN report on Serena’s win: