The 2013 French Open Women's Final saw defending champion Maria Sharapova go up against top rival Serena Williams.
I believe these two players are very well matched. Both players have an extremely powerful serve.
The first set proved to be full of surprises, with Sharapova taking the first two games.
Williams ended up making 12 errors in the first set, while Sharapova only made five. The interesting thing about Williams' errors is that nine of them came on her forehand. However, her return proved to be too powerful.
She ended up winning the first set 6-4.
Sharapova won the first game of the second set. But the recurring theme in the second set was that the Russian always had to attempt to come from behind.
She was successful at this twice in the first set. However, when Sharapova fell behind by three games, it ended up being one too many. The end result was that the player with the best serve in the women’s game claimed her second French Open title.
I believe this was a typical result for Williams. She started the final game with an ace, and ended up finishing with an ace.
She showed great determination, and used that powerful serve to eliminate any chance of a rally from Sharapova.
Williams never really let her opponent into the game at all. However, it’s not as if Sharapova played poorly in the match. She played her game as best she could.
It just goes to show how a few unlucky breaks at the net can change a game. I give full marks to both competitors, and I’m sure this isn’t the last time we’ll see this match-up in a tournament.
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