Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams has withdrawn from this year's event with a back injury.
Serena Williams won just her second French Open title when she overpowered defending champion Maria Sharapova 6-4 6-4.
All the women's French Open champions since 1914.
Venus Williams blamed injury problems for her poor service as she crashed out of the French Open in round one.
Serena Williams beat Anna Tatishvili 6-0 6-1 to emphatically book her place in the second round of the French Open.
The familiar sound of sliding feet on red Parisian brick dust ushered in the 112th French Open on a cool and blustery Sunday.
Draw for the French Open women's singles first round (prefix number denotes seeding): 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) v Anna Tatishvili (Georgia) Qualifier v
Former British number one Annabel Croft believes Laura Robson is capable of a “terrific run” at this year’s French Open.
Laura Robson could not add Serena Williams to her list of recent scalps, the American seeing off the Brit 6-2 6-2 in Rome.
Britain’s Laura Robson secured her place in the second round of WTA Rome with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Venus Williams.
World number one and top seed Serena Williams racked up the 50th title of her 18-year career at the Madrid Open.
Round-up: Serena Williams overcame a lethargic start to her Madrid Open defence to seal a 7-6 6-1 win over Yulia Putintseva.
Former world number one Venus Williams has been forced to withdraw from the Madrid Open due to a back problem.
Serena Williams thrashed her sister Venus 6-1 6-2 in under an hour in their semi-final at WTA Charleston.
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