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Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in French Open final

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PARIS — Serena Williams has tried to master French, as she has finally mastered the French Open again. So after she had served five aces in her last seven service points to beat Maria Sharapova, 6-4, 6-4, in Saturday’s final, and had gone down on her knees and put her head to the clay in celebration, Williams kept up her recent habit of making her postmatch remarks to the crowd in the local language.

“I’m incredible,” she said in French.

That is probably not what she meant to say. But for accuracy, if not for her command of a second language, it is hard to argue with the sentiment.

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