Tennis-Serena beats Sharapova to win second French Open title

PARIS, June 8 Sat Jun 8, 2013 4:03pm BST

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PARIS, June 8 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams clinched her second French Open title when she beat defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-4 6-4 on Saturday.

The 31-year-old American, who won her first Roland Garros title in 2002, recovered from a slow start to overpower the second-seeded Sharapova and win her 16th grand slam title. (Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Martyn Herman)