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Twitter reaction to Serena Williams' French Open win over Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova share a smile during the trophy ceremony (Petr David Josek/AP) Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova share a smile during the trophy ceremony (Petr David Josek/AP)

In the high-profile, big-stakes battle between the WTA's top two players, Serena Williams secured her 16th Slam title Saturday, defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to win her second French Open. The 31-year-old No. 1 has won three of the last four Slams and became the oldest woman to win at Roland Garros in the Open Era.

Her 16 major titles leads all active women and she's just two behind Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert for fourth place on the all-time list (Margaret Court has 24). Among active players, she's now just one behind Roger Federer's mark of 17 Slam titles. She'll have a great chance to catch him when Wimbledon begins in two weeks.

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Here’s a sampling of the Twitter reaction to Serena's dominant win.

https://twitter.com/Venuseswilliams/status/343389461687709696

https://twitter.com/andyroddick/status/343389582714351616

https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/343487884000653313

https://twitter.com/BorisKodjoe/status/343391126084005888

https://twitter.com/BJAofficial/status/343402284396462080

https://twitter.com/WTA/status/343396991813947392

https://twitter.com/BigSascha/status/343394243286532096

https://twitter.com/gidulko/status/343384586828533761

https://twitter.com/StarJonesEsq/status/343382715623686144

https://twitter.com/thetracyaustin/status/343387379136090112

https://twitter.com/Ringham7/status/343386807485988864

https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/343387688403083264

https://twitter.com/darren_cahill/status/343382959027544065

https://twitter.com/runofplay/status/343382133718544384

https://twitter.com/HSN/status/343385040144695296

https://twitter.com/UNICEF/status/343389828873863168

https://twitter.com/niketennis/status/343382707222503425

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