Connect with us

News

On This Day in 2015: Serena Williams wins 20th grand slam singles title

Published

on

On June 6, 2015 Serena Williams won her 20th grand slam singles title when she lifted the French Open.

 

The American, who won her first major 16 years previously, beat Czech player Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7 (2) 6-2 in a dramatic final at Roland Garros.

Williams, 33 at the time, was the clear favourite as she was the world number one and held the US Open and Australian Open crowns.

But she was given a fright by Safarova, who was playing in her first grand slam final.

Williams won the first set 6-3 and looked to be heading for a routine victory when she led 4-1 in the second.

But the left-handed Safarova battled back to force a second-set tie-break, which she won comprehensively.
Serena-Williams
A major shock was on the cards when Safarova led 2-0 in the decider, only for Williams to show her prowess by winning six successive games and claim a third French Open title.

It was her 20th grand slam singles title, which left her two behind Steffi Graf and four behind Margaret Court.

Williams has since taken her tally to 23, but history continues to allude her as she has lost her last four grand-slam finals.

SerenaWilliams2015

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Brigadier General Francis Omata has reacted to news making rounds accusing him of ordering the infamous #LekkiMassacre

Published

on

Brigadier General Francis Omata has reacted to news making rounds accusing him of ordering the infamous #LekkiMassacre which took place Tuesday evening at Lekki-VI toll gate.

Omata denied the allegations, stating that he was only on the scene to ‘pull back the soldiers’, he also named the officer responsible; one Lt Col S. 0. Bello of the 65 Battalion Bonny camp.

WITHIN NIGERIA reports that General F.O Omata was accused of giving the order to open fire on peaceful protests.

In his defence, the Brigadier General said:

“I didn’t command the soldiers nor was there when shots were fired. I rushed to the scene and arrived about 39 mins after and identified myself and pull back the soIdiers.

The soldiers were from there 65 Battalion Bonny camp led by their commanding officer, Lt Col 8. O. Bello.

My only mistake was that when I got to the scene I was screaming my name to alert the soldiers about my presence and people at the scene picked that up and ran with it”. It was not me.

Lekki-VI toll gate has been the location of the peaceful #EndSARS protest where Nigerian youths are clamouring for an end to SARS, a Nigerian police unit which specializes in Anti Robbery cases.

nigerianarmy #soldier #lekkimassacre #EndSARS #sars #bonnycamp #81division #Iekkitoiigate #withinnigeria #niqerians

Continue Reading

Trending