Serena Williams Will Crush Maria Sharapova in 2013 French Open Final
You have to go all the way back to 2004 to find the last match Maria Sharapova won against Serena Williams. Sharapova took two of three matches from Williams in 2004, but she's lost 11 straight matches to the woman who is undeniably the hottest professional tennis player on the planet right now.
Make no mistake about it—Williams is going to annihilate Sharapova in the 2013 French Open Women's Final.
Williams' 6-0, 6-1 drubbing of last year's finalist Sara Errani took just 46 minutes to come to an end, according to Ben Rothenberg of the New York Times, and she lost just 16 total points in the match:
Serena Williams OBLITERATES Sara Errani 6-0, 6-1 in just *46 minutes*. Serena conceded just *16 points*, into final vs Sharapova. #rg13— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 6, 2013
Afterwards, tennis icon Chris Evert was effusive in her praise of Williams, per ESPN W:
It was the best clay-court match I've ever seen from a woman. I felt it was flawless. She was hitting winners from every angle of the court. Hitting winners from everywhere. Coming to the net. Drop shotting. Volleying. She kept her concentration the whole game. I thought it was perfect and flawless.
It's hard to argue with Evert in this case. Even more impressive is the fact that Williams has been steamrolling opponents in this fashion for nearly four months, winning 30 straight matches since withdrawing at Dubai with a sore back in February.
Even counting her lost set to former French Open champ Svetlana Kuznetsova, Williams has only lost 21 total games thus far at Roland Garros this year.
Right now, she appears just as unstoppable as X-Men's Juggernaut with a full head of steam.
Williams is playing the best tennis of her career right now. She is on point with her serves, is hitting all of her shots shots with precision and power and is completely dialed in mentally.
It's just as she's said herself, via the WTA on Twitter. When she's playing her best, she's difficult to beat:
The last time Sharapova attempted to beat Williams on clay, she was thoroughly beaten in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4. Her power and athleticism were both in fine form on that day. She was superior to Sharapova in every way and withstood the former No. 1 player's best effort with ease.
If anything, Williams is playing better right now than she was a month ago, and she's going to easily defeat Sharapova this weekend for her second French Open title.
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