Serena Williams, battling the flu, was reportedly too sick to even get out of bed on Friday following her dramatic comeback victory over Timea Bacsinszky in the French Open semifinal. But neither the nasty illness nor 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova could stop Williams from snagging the third French Open title of her career on Saturday at Roland Garros. She won 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2 and was still visibly affected by illness symptoms at the press conference afterwards. “It makes this trophy really special,” Williams said, pausing to cough and blow her nose. ” I really wanted it. I wanted to win so bad.” The victory was Williams’ 20th Grand Slam title of her storied career.
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