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Williams wins in Paris


PARIS (AP) -- Serena Williams wrapped up her third French Open championship with a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win over Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic. The top-seeded Williams, who has now won 20 Grand Slam championships, took the last six games. She also won the French Open in 2002 and 2013 as well as January's Australian open and last September's U.S. Open.

Only two women in the century-plus history of Grand Slam tennis have won more than the 33-year-old American: Margaret Smith Court with 24 titles, and Steffi Graf with 22.

Novak Djokovic has reached the French Open final by getting past Andy Murray 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 in the resumption of a suspended match. They resumed play of their match, which was halted Friday by darkness and an incoming storm, before the women's title match was played.

Djokovic already owns eight major titles, but none in the French Open, which he lost in the 2012 and 2014 finals to Rafael Nadal, the nine-time champion he eliminated in this year's quarterfinals.

Djokovic will face No. 8 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in Sunday's final.

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