AP Was There: Serena Williams tops Venus to win French Open

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FILE - In this June 8, 2002, file photo, Venus Williams, surrounded by reporters, smiles after she made a picture of her sister Serena after the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena defeated her sister Venus 7-5, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One historic accomplishment came when Serena Williams played sister Venus at Roland Garros in the first of four consecutive all-in-the-family major finals. Serena entered this match with one Grand Slam singles title. The following story was sent June 8, 2002.

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By HOWARD FENDRICH

AP Tennis Writer