Serena Williams of United States of America celebrates match point womens’ singles semi-final match against Sara Errani of Italy during day twelve of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 6, 2013 in Paris, France
*Serena Williams will play Maria Sharapova for the French Open title on Saturday after slaughtering Italian player Sara Errani today 6-0, 6-1.
Sharapova beat 6th-ranked Errani in the final last year to complete a career Grand Slam, but she faces a tougher test this time. She’s 2-13 against Williams, who has been on a mission after more than a decade of disappointment in Paris.The top-ranked Williams, a 15-time Grand Slam champion, won her only Roland Garros title 11 years ago by beating her sister Venus in the final.
It took Williams just 47 minutes to dispatch of Errani. The match was 37 minutes old before Errani won a game, and the crowd responded with a roar as the Italian raised her arms in sarcastic glee.
Williams won 26 of 34 points in the opening set, 28 of 33 points on her serve and had a 40-2 advantage in winners while losing only 16 points.
The result extended her career-best winning streak to 30 consecutive matches.