Serena Williams Beats Lucie Safarova to Win Third French Open Title

Overcoming a mid-match lull and a third-set deficit, Serena Williams won her third French Open title and 20th major singles trophy by beating 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2 on Saturday. The top-ranked Williams took the last six games, and added to her championships on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2002 and 2013. She stretched her Grand Slam winning streak to 21 matches, following titles at the U.S. Open last September and Australian Open in January.