Serena Williams Back on Song for French Open

One more Grand Slam win would have great significance for Serena Williams as it would put her level with legends Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time winners list with 18 singles titles, and leave her just four shy of the Open-era record held by Steffi Graf.

updated: May 22, 2014 20:14 IST
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Paris: Defending champion and top seed Serena Williams goes into the French Open having blasted her way to the Italian title last week, confounding those who said that at 32 she was beginning to show distinct signs of wear and tear.

The American lost just the one set in Rome and her 6-3, 6-0 demolition of former French Open finalist Sara Errani in the final served notice that she is back to her steamroller best.

Serena enjoyed an outstanding 2013 when she posted career highs in match wins (78) and titles (11), including her 16th and 17th major championships at Roland Garros and the US Open.

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