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After This French Open Title, Anything is Possible for Serena Williams

Serena Williams of the U.S holds the cup after defeating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic  during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium,  Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Paris. Williams won 6-3, 6-7, 6-2.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Serena Williams of the U.S holds the cup after defeating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic during their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 6, 2015 in Paris. Williams won 6-3, 6-7, 6-2. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Jim Caple, ESPN

 
PARIS (ESPN.com) — What is remaining for Serena Williams the rest of 2015? A 21st Grand Slam championship? A 22nd to match Steffi Graf for the most Slam titles in the Open era? A Grand Slam year?

Sure, but why stop with 2015? What about 2016? Given Serena’s ability, strength, resilience, drama and age-defying drive, nothing is out of the realm of possibility. So in addition to the Grand Slam season and Olympic gold, there also is always winning a Super Bowl. True, her minority ownership is in the Miami Dolphins, a team that hasn’t been to the NFL championship in three decades. But who knows? You can’t rule out anything when Serena sets her mind to it.

Williams showed that again and again — and again and again and again — in her amazing French Open. She lost the first set four times. She went to three sets five times. She battled a flu that she said could have knocked her out of the final. And despite all that, Williams won her 20th Grand Slam and third in a row by beating Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 on Saturday.

And not only was it her 20th, it probably also was her most challenging.

“Being down in the second, third and fourth rounds, it wasn’t very easy, so this probably topped for my most difficult time to win,” Serena said. “But it also makes me feel good that I was able to be fit and be able to win the event. I can’t believe I won, but it’s cool.”

 

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