Serena Williams Accepts French Open Trophy In French

Serena Williams French Open

There’s no denying that Serena is the best and a force to be reckoned with in the game of tennis.  Over the weekend, Serena won the French Open.  She defeated Maria Sharapova in a 6-4, 6-4 victory.

Serena hadn’t won the title in almost 11 years.  Her first win was against her sister Venus Williams in 2002.  Serena is now the leading woman in the sport with 16 Grand Slam titles and has extended her own winning streak to 31 matches.  She’s also ranked in 6th place on the all-time list.

Not only is she the best tennis player on earth, but she’s also fluent in French.  When receiving the trophy, Serena spoke her entire acceptance speech in French.  It translated to:

“I had a dream when I was 10 years old that I would win the title here and talk to the crowd in French.

I love Paris. I spend a lot of time here. I live here. I practice here. I think I am a Parisian.”

Serena is the oldest woman to win the French Open title so during her press conference she was asked if she had plans on retiring soon.  She responded:

Age is a number at this point. I’ve never felt so fit. I feel great, I look great. I’m 31 and I don’t feel it at all. Maybe it’s something in the water in America.

I definitely want to go out on my peak. That’s my goal… But have I peaked yet?  I definitely want to continue my journey to get a few more.”

She’s certainly at the top of her game right now.  I think she should keep riding until the wheels fall off!

Check out more photos and Serena’s acceptance speech in French below:


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Source: Yahoo! Sports



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