How Many French Open Titles Has Serena Williams Won?

Published 05/25/2021, 4:09 AM EDT
Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory during her ladies singles first round match against Kurumi Nara of Japan during Day five of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)


Serena Williams is inarguably one of the greatest players of all time. The Tennis Queen has dominated the sport for the last two decades and has won a whopping 23 Majors in her career so far. Even though fans and experts both believe that Williams is not that great on clay, she has some stunning numbers on the surface.

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In her career so far, Williams has won 3 French Open titles in the singles category. Interestingly, she has also won 2 French Open titles in the doubles category along with her sister, Venus Williams. In addition, Serena has also been a runner-up in the mixed doubles category at Roland Garros in 1998.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – September 28, 2020. Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her first-round match against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Williams has reached the French Open finals four times in her career so far. She has only lost the finals once in 2016 when Garbine Muguruza crushed her in straight sets and the American failed to defend her title.

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Serena won her first French Open title in 2002, thrashing her sister Venus in straight sets, 7-5, 6-3. It was the second Grand Slam title for a 20-year-old Serena.

When Serena Williams conquered two French Open titles in three years

World No.8 Serena reached her second Roland Garros finals in 2013. Surprisingly, she steamrolled over the defending champion Maria Sharapova in the finals and won her second French Open title. With this, Serena registered her name in the history books as she became one of those few players who have won each Major at least twice.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first-round match against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The French Open 2014 proved to be a nightmare for her as she lost to Muguruza in the second round itself. However, she bounced back and won her third Roland Garros title in 2015 after defeating Lucie Safarova in the finals. It was also the last French Open title that Serena won. In 2016, she ended as the runner-up of the tournament and couldn’t defend her title.

Serena Williams has surely been one of the most prolific players in the history of the sport. However, her recent performances on clay make it evident that she has got to improve a lot. Will Serena be able to rise again and win the French Open 2021 title?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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